Washington Seminar Luncheon Discussion “U.S. Defense Priorities in an Era of Great Power Competition”: 10 October, Washington, D.C.

In conjunction with the NESA Washington Embassy Orientation Seminar, the NESA Center hosted a Washington Seminar Luncheon, “U.S. Defense Priorities in an Era of Great Power Competition”, at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C. on October 10. The luncheon featured Dr. Michael J. Mazarr, a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation who previously Read More >

NESA-AFRICOM U.S.-North Africa Colonels’ Workshop: 11-19 September

In partnership with AFRICOM, the NESA Center conducted the first-ever “US-North Africa Colonels Workshop” 11-19 September 2019 for 12 officers from 4 North African countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt), along with 9 U.S. officers from West Point, AFRICOM, SOCAFRICA, the NESA Center, and OSD/African Policy. The Utah National Guard additionally participated as the State Read More >

NESA-ARCENT CASA Land Forces Symposium 2019: 25—28 August

From 26-28 August, Mr. Jeff Payne of the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies helped lead ARCENT’s 2019 Central and South Asia Symposium. Taking place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, the event brought together ARCENT’s leadership, key U.S. state national guard components, and army representatives from Central and Read More >

Coercion or Dialogue?

US President Donald Trump’s policies towards the Middle East have worked to deepen longstanding divisions in this region over how to handle Iran, which the Trump administration and some countries in this region regard as a central source of tension in the Middle East. One can discern two rival approaches to how to manage relationships 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

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