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Senior Executive Seminar, “Strategic Leadership in a Changing Global Order”

From 2-6 December, NESA Professor Daniel Curfiss led the final NESA Center Senior Executive Seminar (SES) of the 2019 calendar year, “Strategic Leadership in a Changing Global Order”. The Senior Executive Seminar is a flagship NESA program geared towards senior policymakers, including general- and flag-level military officers and civilian government leaders (including at the ambassadorial Read More >

Countering Illicit Networks in the Levant and the Gulf Workshop

The NESA Center, as part of its continuing series with CENTCOM, held its second “Countering Illicit Networks in the Levant and Gulf” workshop from 8-11 December, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The focus of the workshop was to build a deeper understanding of the methods and challenges of counter-narcotics interdiction in the Gulf and Read More >

NESA Saudi War Course Program

From December 9-11, the NESA Center hosted a delegation of senior program faculty from the Saudi Arabia Armed Forces Command and Staff College for a series of discussions and briefings. The workshop marked a continuation of the NESA Center’s longstanding relationship with the Saudi War College, and course director Professor David Des Roches leveraged this Read More >

Tunisia National Defense Institute Seminar, Phase I/II

In collaboration with US Africa Command (AFRICOM), the NESA Center continued its partnership with the Tunisian National Defense Institute (NDI) into its ninth year, executing Phases I/II for a Tunisian NDI security seminar program 26 November 2019, in Tunis, Tunisia. The program was led by Professor Anne Moisan, who lectured on the development of a Read More >

Civil Nuclear Energy in the Middle East: Demand, Parity, and Risk

Highlighting the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, this paper studies the security policy implications of civil nuclear programs and assesses the prospects for indigenous nuclear industries and relationships with international suppliers. By NESA Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat and Professor Robert Mason (American University in Cairo) Read more: http://bit.ly/2YrD7rN

The Limits of India’s Soft Power in Afghanistan

The latest round of US negotiations with the Taliban in Doha has garnered considerable international attention, with the group’s co-founder, Mullah Baradar, leading the insurgent team. As the search for an end to the long war in Afghanistan has intensified, prospects of a quick-fix solution through peace negotiations by major powers like the US and Read More >

U.S. National Security Strategy 2018- English, French, Russian, Dari

President Donald Trump released his administrations U.S. National Security Strategy. See his vision here. The four main pillars of his new strategy include: Protecting the U.S. from threats. Promoting American prosperity. Preserving “peace through strength.” Advancing American influence. Take a look at his vision and further explanation of the pillars here in: English (web-link); English Read More >

Gulf Politics: The Energy Factor

Few countries in the world can match Iran’s geo-economic and geo-political significance in the global energy markets. The country holds the world’s largest proven natural gas reserves (18.2%) and ranks fourth in oil reserves (9.3%).1 It is a founding member of both the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum Read More >

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