The National Defense College (NDC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) sent a student delegation to the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies for two days of classroom instruction as part of their Washington Study Visit on 8–9 March 2023. Previously, the group visited the Pentagon, where they met with senior Office Read More >
Dynamics of Countering Human Trafficking in Southwest Asia and the Gulf Seminar
From 28 August – 01 September 2022, the NESA Center conducted a seminar titled “Dynamics of Countering Human Trafficking in Southwest Asia and the Gulf.” The four-day hybrid workshop was held in Muscat, Oman. This seminar was designed to help participants assess, analyze and identify opportunities to effectively counter human trafficking in South Asia Read More >
Royal Jordanian National Defense College: Perspectives on Strategic Leadership Seminar
From 25–27 July 2022, the NESA Center conducted a Perspectives on Strategic Leadership seminar with students and faculty of the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC) in Amman, Jordan. The seminar marked the start of the academic year for the 120 students attending the year-long senior officer professional military education (PME) course in Jordan. The Read More >
Community Oriented Policing & Countering Violent Extremism Seminar 2022
From 27–30 June 2022, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies hosted a seminar organized in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Interior titled “Community Oriented Policing and Countering Violent Extremism” in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The workshop was designed to help participants evaluate and analyze the nature and dynamics of major community policing challenges, especially Read More >
NESA’s Condolences on the Passing of the President of the UAE Sheikh Khalifa
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GCC-Algeria Relationship within the Regional Constellation
NESA Center Alumni Publication By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman of Nordsudventures.com 15 December 2021 Background The states of the Gulf and North Africa are part of one strategic space defined, broadly, by shared linguistic, cultural, religious, social, and historical characteristics. Both subregions are members of the League of Arab States, and they perceive themselves to Read More >
Community Oriented Policing & Countering Violent Extremism
From 14-18 November 2021, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies hosted a hybrid seminar organized in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Interior titled “Community Oriented Policing and Countering Violent Extremism” in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The workshop was designed to help participants evaluate and analyze the nature and dynamics of major community policing challenges, especially in Read More >
Is KSA Destined to be the Last Country to Normalize Relations with Israel?
By: LTC Dusan Borak, CZE Air Force, CSAG CCJ5 04 Aug 2021 Introduction: In August 2020, news came from the US that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had agreed with his United Arab Emirates (UAE) counterpart Mohamed bin Said Al Nahjan to begin normalizing relations between the two countries. The following month, they signed the Read More >
Are We Facing a Shift in KSA-US Relations or is it Only a Temporary Weakening?
By: LTC Dusan Borak, CZE Air Force, CSAG CCJ5 13 July 2021 Introduction: Despite all the ideological differences between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA or the Kingdom), their partnership has so far been considered very strong, even though it was not based on a common foundation. The stopping support for Read More >
One-Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic in Yemen: An Opportunity to Refocus Foreign Powers’ Attention and End a War?
By: LtCol Michael von Normann, German Army, US Central Command: Strategy Plans and Policy Directorate; Combined Strategic Analysis Group 14 June 2021 Introduction: More than six years into the Saudi-led intervention, the situation in Yemen is no longer a concern to Yemenis alone. This conflict is a clear example of the permanent struggle between regional Read More >