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Russia’s Stakes in the Indian Ocean Region

  In the 14th iteration of NESA’s IOR Digital Series, Jeff Payne is joined by NESA’s Academic Dean, Dr. Roger Kangas, for a conversation on Russia’s stakes in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and how Russian strategic thinking will impact not only the Indian Ocean rim, but also the wider Eurasian area.   The views Read More >

The IOR Economic Condition: Energy, Trade and Infrastructure

In the newest iteration of the NESA MARSEC Digital Series, economic conditions in the Gulf region are explored for impacts on maritime security. NESA Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat gives his thoughts on the Gulf economy and the direction to which trend lines point for the future. The event was moderated by NESA’s Jeff Payne. The Read More >

Building Trust – Generational, and with the State in the Time of Covid-19

On 04 September, Professor Anne Moisan hosted the seventh edition of the NESA-AFRICOM roundtable webinar series,“Building Trust – Generational and with the State in the Time of Covid-19.”  Recent polls have demonstrated that mass popular trust in institutions is at its lowest with only 20% expressing confidence in the system that governs them, 73% looking Read More >

Roundtable with Congresswoman Lois Frankel

  On September 3rd, 2020 the NESA Center hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with The Honorable Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21). Frankel discussed women’s role in security, specifying the importance of closing the gender gap, women’s rights to healthcare, reproductive care, access to education and the value of bipartisanship. NESA Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat shared lessons Read More >

Maritime Dimensions of Regional Rivalries in the Gulf

In this conversation on maritime-related topics in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), NESA Professor COL (ret.) David Des Roches presents in detail on the complex security situation in the Persian Gulf and how such complexity has direct and substantial impacts throughout the larger IOR. The views presented in this article are those of the speaker Read More >

The “Arab Map” after the Tripartite Agreement between the UAE, Israel and the United States

بالعربية Dr. Muhammaed Megahed Elzayat, NESA Alumnus and Academic Advisor, Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies The UAE, United States and Israel surprised us by announcing a tripartite agreement that included, in short, two main points: 1) postponing the annexation of settlements, a project that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had planned on implementing; and 2) Read More >

Holistic Maritime Security for the Indian Ocean Region

2 September 2020 In this conversation as part of NESA’s ongoing digital series devoted to maritime security issues in the Indian Ocean Region, Vice Admiral Chauhan (Retd), Director General of the National Maritime Foundation, provides his thoughts on the idea of holistic maritime security for the Indian Ocean Region.  The conversation explores both traditional and Read More >

The Need to Stand Up an Emergency Response Task Force in the Gulf

  Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib, August 31 2020 No matter who wins the United States presidential election in November, Iran will remain a focal point for United States foreign policy. Whether the Trump Administration continues its maximum pressure policy or a new Biden Administration plans on a return to the JCPOA, a back channel for Read More >

IOR Green Water Workshop

From 17-20 August 2020, the NESA Center conducted the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Green Water Workshop.  Over 70 participants hailing from all areas within the Indian Ocean Region took part in this digital workshop and represented regional navies, regional coast guard and maritime law enforcement, think tanks and research institutions, and diplomatic services. Topics of Read More >

Women, Peace & Security: Jordan

On August 18 the NESA Center hosted a discussion, facilitated by Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, on Women Peace & Security with participants from Jordan with backgrounds in education and journalism. The conversation revolved around the impacts of education, religion, culture, and the economy on women’s equality. Of particular consideration was the impact of regional conflicts on Read More >

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