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Senior Executive Seminar “Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Strategic Implications for the NESA Region”

From 20 September to 24 September, the NESA Center conducted a weeklong Senior Executive Seminar on the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and the strategic implications for the NESA region. Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, Dr. Hassan Abbas, and Dr. Richard Russell moderated discussions with senior WMD experts from leading think tanks and NGOs, current Read More >

The Iran Pressure Plan Will Fail

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.  The Read More >

Iran’s Ballistic-Missile and Space Program: An Assessment

Since the early 1970s, Iran has sought to develop strong missile capabilities. In recent years, Tehran’s arsenal has evolved to become the largest and most diverse in the Middle East, though not the most lethal or longest-range. Israel and Saudi Arabia have also developed formidable capabilities. Iran’s program, however, has attracted more political and academic Read More >

The Brewing War between Iran and Israel: Strategic Implications

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran and Israel have seen each other as sworn enemies. Iranian leaders do not recognize the Jewish state and refer to it as the “Zionist regime,” while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been the world’s most outspoken critic of Tehran’s policies, particularly the nuclear program. Read here. The views Read More >