From 23–27 October 2022, the NESA Center conducted a mobile training team course of instruction on conflict termination on conflict termination theory, negotiations theory, and case studies for the Saudi Ministry of Defense (MOD). The week-long workshop was held in Riyadh, KSA. The Saudis are looking for a way to end the Yemen conflict while Read More >
The Future of Saudi-Turkish Bilateral Relations
CSAG STRATEGY PAPER By: COL Humoud Alradaan, KWT MOD, Action Officer, CSAG CCJ5 28 October 2022 Overview: Saudi Arabia possesses deep-rooted historical and cultural ties with Türkiye. The history of diplomatic relations dates to 1929, following the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the two countries. Bilateral relations have been strengthened through 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 >
The Middle East Game of Drones
CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Mihai Girboan, Maj., ROU Army, CSAG/CCJ5 24 August 2022 Subject: The Middle East Game of Drones. Purpose: To identify the new tendencies in technology, proliferation, and commercialization of unmanned aerial vehicles, the strategic ties between actors, the “why and how” of the UAV use in USCENTCOM AOR and the consequences resulting from it, Read More >
The NESA Center Hosts His Excellency Yemeni Ambassador Mohammad Al-Hadhrami for a Roundtable
NESA Center Executive Officer Sam Marrero moderated a roundtable with His Excellency Yemeni Ambassador Mohammad Al-Hadhrami and NESA Center Faculty on Thursday, 28 July 2022, at 1330–1500 in Washington, DC. Ambassador Al-Hadhrami began his tenure as Ambassador in March 2022, having served prior to that as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen. A NESA Read More >
UK Withdrawal in the 1970s and Reduction of US Military Footprint in 2021: A Comparison
By: LCDR Stipe Skelin, HRV Navy, CSAG CCJ5 22 June 2022 Overview: This document proposes through the study of a historical case – the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Middle East (ME) in the 1970s – to establish a comparison with the continuous reduction of the US footprint. The political, financial, and military Read More >
Does the Appetite to End the Conflict in Yemen Exist?
By: LTC Madalin Iordache, ROU Army, CSAG CCJ5 09 Feb 2022 Introduction: On September 24th, 2014, the Houthis rebels, endorsed by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his loyalist forces, seized control of the historic Yemen capital Sana’a and overthrew the government of Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the president at the time. It is the Read More >
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 >
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 >