L’Algérie au centre de la politique africaine des Etats Unis à l’Ere d’une nouvelle dynamique géopolitique (Analyse)

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui Expert en Géopolitique et membre, du Conseil Consultatif d’Experts du World Economic Forum et est partie prenante dans divers Task Forces ‘Track 2’ du système des Nations Unies (UNCSR 1540). 22 Novembre 2022 A l’occasion de sa récente  conférence de presse, Madame l’Ambassadeur des Etats Unis à Alger, Read More >

Perceptions of the Indo-Pacific – Views from the NESA Region

In August 2022, the NESA Center distributed a survey to its alumni network with a range of questions formulated around U.S. policy towards the Indo-Pacific and how that impacts the countries of the NESA region. The survey also sought to measure attitudes about Chinese engagement in the Indo-Pacific and NESA regions. The survey contained a Read More >

Washington Seminar “A Superpower Awakens: Managing Security in Ukraine and the Middle East in the Modern Age”

On Wednesday, 21 September 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Washington Seminar Discussion in Washington, D.C. The seminar was titled “A Superpower Awakens: Managing Security in Ukraine and the Middle East in the Modern Age.” NESA Center Director LTG Terry A. Wolff, USA (Ret.) had an engaging discussion Read More >

CENTCOM Options Regarding OPEC Production Reduction Decision

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: René Berendsen, LTC, Royal Netherlands Army, CSAG/CCJ5 & Ibrahim Elveren, MAJ, Turkish Army, CSAG/CCJ5 14 October 2022 Subject: Analysis of CENTCOM options regarding the OPEC+ decision to cut oil target by 2 million barrels per day (bpd), Oct 5, 2022. Purpose: To present the results of the CSAG’s analysis of CENTCOM Read More >

China’s Investments in Security Cooperation in the Middle East

By: MAJ Ibrahim ELVEREN, TUR ARMY, Action Officer, CSAG CCJ5 13 October 2022 Overview: Aiming to change the world order established by the USA, China has taken necessary steps to achieve this, especially since 2010. To understand China’s goals, we only need to look at the Chinese long-term timeline also shared by President Xi Jinping. Read More >

Eastern Mediterranean Sea Security Roundtable

From 12–14 September 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies organized a roundtable discussion on security in the Mediterranean Sea in Rabat, Morocco. Scholars and representatives of civil society from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey attended the meeting. NESA Center Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat led the discussion focused Read More >

Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) A West’s Initiative to Uplift Developing Countries and Counter BRI

By: LTC Kashif Ehtisham, Pakistan Army, CSAG CCJ5 20 September 2022 Overview: The US and China, the two major strategic competitors, are seeking engagements to establish ‘economic partnerships’ aimed at attaining greater influence/ leverage over certain countries/ regions. There have been intense activities globally in recent times, encompassing economic, political, and diplomatic measures, affecting international Read More >

Malaysian Armed Forces Director General of Defence Training Meets with the NESA Center about Professional Military Education

Brigadier General Fadzillah bt Adbullah, RMAF, Director General of Malaysian Armed Forces Defence Training, and a delegation of five Malaysian military training staff officers representing the various branches of the Malaysian Ministry of Defence visited National Defense University (NDU) and the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. on 6 Read More >

July–August 2022 NESA Center Update Report

View the NESA Center July–August 2022 Update focused on Near East South Asia Region Trends regarding the Gulf. The update also highlights July through August 2022 NESA Center Programs & Events, Faculty & Staff Engagements, Alumni Contributions, and Upcoming Events. July–August 2022 Gulf Trends: There is great concern over a possible revival of an Iran Read More >

NESA Center Hosts a Roundtable Discussion with Omani Ambassador to the United States Moosa Hamdan al Tai

On 18 August 2022, Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat coordinated a meeting with a Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies leadership and faculty team. Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas headed the meeting at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., with Omani Ambassador to the United States Moosa Hamdan al Tai and Deputy Chief of Read More >