Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, NESA Center, 8 April 2020 In the last several weeks, people all over the world have understandably been occupied by the Covid-19 outbreak. The virus has spread globally and has already infected more than a million people. In addition to worrying about their own health, people are worried about their well-being, employment Read More >
NESA Alumnus Eman Ragab writes for The Cairo Review of Global Affairs on the persisting lack of a multi-lateral security force for the Middle East. The recently U.S.-proposed anti-Iran Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) and the European-led missions to secure navigation in the Persian Gulf again force the consideration of this issue. U.S. and European Read More >
“US President Donald Trump on Tuesday March 31st had a phone call with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss cease-fires in Libya and Syria in the light of the dangers posed by the coronavirus pandemic. This is a very positive sign that, when facing the same threat, which does not differentiate between nations, ethnicities or Read More >
باللغة العربية Jeff Payne, NESA Center, 1 April 2020 Governments around the world remain fixated on addressing the immediate challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic. The immediate costs, both social and fiscal, of addressing the viral outbreak will be high virtually everywhere. The secondary costs will also be high and require reflection on standard procedures Read More >
NESA Alumni Antoine Levesques, IISS Research Fellow for South Asia and Viraj Solanki, IISS Research Fellow for South Asia, co-authored: “India–US relations in the age of Modi and Trump” about the foundations of an increasingly close bilateral relationship.
NESA Professor, Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, June 9 2019 There is no doubt that the “maximum pressure” strategy is making life harder for the government of Tehran and the majority of Iranian people. Still, it is unlikely that the pressure will lead to a major policy shift. Read more from Dr. Bahgat’s published article here.
US President Donald Trump’s policies towards the Middle East have worked to deepen longstanding divisions in this region over how to handle Iran, which the Trump administration and some countries in this region regard as a central source of tension in the Middle East. Read more: http://bit.ly/2JTNQqT
America has been at war in Afghanistan for 17 years, but Afghanistan has been at war since the Soviet invasion in 1979. Throughout the 80s, the Communist puppet government in Kabul and its Soviet allies face a highly motivated, popular anti-Soviet mujahideen insurgency by Afghans opposed to foreign occupation and a Communist political program of Read More >