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Deterring the “Exquisite Diplomat”: Unpacking the Complexities of U.S.-Iran Deterrence Dynamics

CSAG STRATEGY PAPER CDR Hubert Mróz, Polish Navy (CSAG/CCJ5), COL Sayed Mohammed, Egyptian Army (CSAG/CCJ5), and LTC Rene Berendsen, Royal Netherlands Army (CSAG/CCJ5) 8 July 2024   Introduction: The effectiveness of U.S. deterrence against Iran and its allies varies across different realms of power. In the military realm, the U.S., particularly through CENTCOM, has been Read More >

2024 NESA-AFRICOM The Impact of the Changing Nature of Security on the Region Workshop

From 24–28 June 2024, the NESA Center, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command, held a focused workshop with 35 participants in Casablanca, Morocco, on “The Impact of the Changing Nature of Security on the Region.” The senior government and civilian security experts came from seven countries to include a total of 38% women in the workshop. Together, they Read More >

The Dynamics of the Fragile State of Iraq: The Impact of Political, Economic, and Security Factors

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: CSAG   03 July 2024 Subject:The Dynamics of the Fragile State of Iraq: The Impact of Political, Economic, and Security Factors. Purpose: This paper presents the CSAG’s analysis of the political, economic and security dynamics in Iraq, the extent of Iranian influence within the country, and potential future trajectories for Iraq. Read More >

The Israel-Hamas Conflict and its Impact on Central Asia Countries

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: LTC Carmine Lombardi, ITA Army (CSAG/CCJ5)   24 June 2024 Subject: The Israel-Hamas conflict and its impact on Central Asia countries. Purpose: This paper presents the CSAG’s analysis regarding the perceptions, consequences, and effects of the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza on the Central Asian countries (CA). Read the complete paper here. Read More >

2024 Indian Ocean Region Workshop

From 24–26 June 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in cooperation with the National Maritime Foundation of India and its sister regional center, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), conducted a 2024 Indian Ocean Region Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. As the fourth iteration of this event, Read More >

Domestic Political Stability and Foreign Policy in Modi 3.0: Chinese Submarine Base at Pekua in Bangladesh

NESA Center Alumni Publication Asanga Abeyagoonasekera – Executive Director of the South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) under the Millennium Project in Washington, D.C. He is the author of the recent book ‘Teardrop Diplomacy (2023)’ published by Bloomsbury, and a NESA Alumni. 21 June 2024     To perpetuate Narendra Modi’s rule and the rule of Read More >

G7 Summit: Algeria strategic partner in MediterAfrica

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui – Geopolitics expert and Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center (www.nordsudventures.com) and member of the Istanbul Economic Cooperation Platform (UIP) 15 June 2024   The G7 Summit held in Borgo from June 13 to 15 placed by the organizing country, Italy, under the generic topic of Africa, multilateralism, Read More >

2024 Air War College International Officer Seminar

On 6 June 2024, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) hosted 49 international fellows and faculty from the Air War College. The students were briefed at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. by NESA Center Associate Professor Dr. Michael Sharnoff on the Security Challenges in the Middle East and on Security Challenges Read More >

CSAG Strategy Paper: Prospects and Complexities of China-Iran Relations, Implications for the US, and Regional & Global Repercussions

CSAG STRATEGY PAPER MAJ Ibrahim ELVEREN, TUR ARMY (CSAG/CCJ5) 20 May  2024   Introduction: China-Iran relations have steadily evolved and expanded in the domains of geopolitics, economics, and diplomacy since the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The recent agreements and partnerships between the two countries, reflected in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as well as Read More >