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The Coronavirus is a Turning Point in the Global Order

Sam Marrero, NESA Center Henry Kissinger wrote in an article for the Wall Street Journal last month: “The Coronavirus Pandemic will forever alter the global order….when it is over, many countries’ institutions will be perceived as having failed.” The current global system, the result of a deal struck in 1945 at Bretton Woods which institutionalized Read More >

Dear Middle East Littoral States: Take MDA Seriously

Jeffrey Payne, NESA Center The larger Middle East is a complex security environment.  Ongoing civil conflicts, consistent regional rivalries, and persistent attention by outside major powers are but a few of the factors that shape this complex security situation.  As such, many Middle Eastern powers have built sophisticated security services that seek to maintain stability Read More >

The Concept of a Pacific Combined Maritime Task Force

Jeffrey Payne, NESA Center An idea has been kicked around Washington, DC for a few years that the Indo-Pacific needs some type of cooperative maritime institution.  Reflecting the need for an intensification of maritime collective action among partners in the larger Indo-Pacific, this cooperative institution would serve as a perpetual mechanism for joint training and Read More >

Prisons in Argentina: Criminal Justice Reform and Penitentiary Agencies amidst COVID-19

Fernando Gabriel Zarabozo, NESA Alumnus We live in emergency times. COVID-19 has upended our lives and it is difficult to foresee when, if ever, we will get back to “normal”.  Not only have we established habits of social distancing and quarantine, but we have also witnessed some major economic repercussions.  Authorities try to maintain order, Read More >

The post-Covid-19 Sino-American Duopoly

en français Arslan Chikhaoui, NESA Alumnus and Executive Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center  The Covid-19 crisis may well bring about an era of deep change in international alliances, although these shifts will take some time. China has tried to seize the momentum since largely recovering from the epidemic, with the twofold aim of Read More >

Algeria: Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Era

Arslan Chikhaoui, NESA Alumnus and Executive Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center  New Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, elected on 12 December 2019 after taking 58% of the votes cast, rolled out a roadmap to address three major concomitant challenges: political stability, security, and the revitalization of the economy. It is a real race against Read More >

Iraq’s New Leadership: Hopes and Expectations

بالعربية Pусский Hassan Abbas, NESA Center After a prolonged political deadlock, Iraq finally has a new prime minister: former Iraqi intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi, an independent candidate. The task before him is gigantic, with challenges ranging from economic crisis due to coronavirus and collapsing oil revenues, to deteriorating relations with the U.S. and a worsening Read More >

The NESA Region in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, NESA Center During a webinar organized by Beirut Institute Summit last week, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates Anwar Gargash was asked whether there was concern that Iran may provoke a confrontation in the region. In response, Minister Gargash emphasized that “the region, like all regions in Read More >

How does Coronavirus Affect Stability in the Middle East?

Sam Marrero, NESA Center The validity of coronavirus data coming out of Middle Eastern countries may be uncertain, but most Middle Eastern countries – save Iran and Turkey – appear to avoiding a catastrophe of causalities. Take for example, Egypt, an under-resourced country of almost 100 million, which as of May 8th 2020 reported a Read More >

Leadership Lessons in Crisis, the Jordanian Model

Emil Abujaber, NESA Alumnus, CEO and co-founder of Alhadaf organization Sirens and heavy military equipment roaming the streets of a country usually trigger fear and trauma, thought not as much in Jordan. The COVID-19 pandemic’s rapid spread has left most countries without a sense of security, and it has undoubtedly put government leaders under stress Read More >

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