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The Biden Presidency and U.S.-E.U. Relations: Challenges and Prospects

14 December 2020 – The tenth edition of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series features a discussion with Professor Steven Blockmans on the challenges and prospects for U.S. – EU relations under a Biden presidency, as well as how the trans-Atlantic relationship going forward may impact relevant parts of the NESA region. Professor Steven Blockmans Read More >

Great Power Competition within the NESA AOR

8 December 2020 – In the newest iteration of the NESA IOR Digital Series, NESA Professors Richard Russell, Brianne Todd, and Academic Dean Roger Kangas take a deep dive into how the concepts surrounding Great Power Competition apply to NESA’s Area of Responsibility (AOR). The final installment of the series for calendar-year 2020 was moderated, Read More >

U.S. Concepts for the Indian Ocean Region

1 December 2020 – In the newest iteration of the IOR Digital Series, NESA’s Jeff Payne talks with Dr. Geoffrey Gresh, Dr. Joel Wuthnow, and Dr. Thomas Lynch, all of the National Defense University, on how the U.S. sees priorities in the Indian Ocean Region and what challenges need to be addressed on the horizon. Read More >

NESA IOR Digital Series with Dr. Joshua Tallis

In this iteration of the NESA IOR Digital Series, Jeff Payne is joined by Dr. Joshua Tallis of the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA). The conversation centers on how various illicit activities at sea overlap in the tools and methodologies used. As such, efforts at counterterrorism at sea, drug interdiction, or even counter-smuggling, build the Read More >

Consultations on Indo-Pacific Security: “The Quad”

15 October 2020 – This iteration of the NESA IOR Digital series is the third gathering of the IOR Roundtable, a forum designed for those interested in IOR issues to gather for the exchange of ideas. The focus of this conversation is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, better known as the “Quad”, or consultations on Indo-Pacific Read More >

Great Power Perceptions and the Middle East

8 October 2020 – In the newest iteration of the IOR digital series, Mr. Jeff Payne of NESA hosted a discussion on the perceptions of the MENA region states towards the major non-regional powers. Mr. Payne was joined by Jonathan Fulton of Zayed University and the Atlantic Council, Dr. Meena Singh Roy of the Manohar Read More >

The “Arab Map” after the Tripartite Agreement between the UAE, Israel and the United States

بالعربية Dr. Muhammaed Megahed Elzayat, NESA Alumnus and Academic Advisor, Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies The UAE, United States and Israel surprised us by announcing a tripartite agreement that included, in short, two main points: 1) postponing the annexation of settlements, a project that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had planned on implementing; and 2) Read More >

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue: “The Quad”

In this video brief, NESA Manager of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeffrey Payne, discusses the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or the Quad.  The Quad has four member states: Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. The views presented in this article are those of the speaker or author and do not necessarily represent the views of DoD Read More >

Global Power Competition: Strategic Implications for the NESA Region

Gawdat Bahgat, NESA With more than a billion people and abundant natural resources, the NESA region (the Middle East, South and Central Asia) enjoys tremendous geopolitical and geo-economic advantages. Furthermore, the NESA region occupies a strategic location, connecting different cultures and civilizations. Little wonder that, since the dawn of history, global powers have been interested Read More >

The Coronavirus is a Turning Point in the Global Order

Sam Marrero, NESA Center Henry Kissinger wrote in an article for the Wall Street Journal last month: “The Coronavirus Pandemic will forever alter the global order….when it is over, many countries’ institutions will be perceived as having failed.” The current global system, the result of a deal struck in 1945 at Bretton Woods which institutionalized Read More >

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