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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 >

Iraqi General Officer Capstone Seminar

From 13–24 June 2022, the Near East South Asia Center’s professional military education (PME) team conducted a CAPSTONE strategic leader education program for 19 general officers, nine colonels, and two senior civil servants from Iraq. During the first week, the Iraq leaders attended twelve seminar discussions with U.S. national security strategy thought leaders and engaged Read More >

Air War College Visit – Washington Program

On 23 June 2022, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) hosted 52 international fellows and faculty from the Air War College at Fort McNair in Washington, DC. The students were briefed by NESA Center Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat and NESA Center Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas on the security dynamics Read More >

NESA Maritime Series: Indian Ocean Island Forum

From 20–22 June 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted the IOR Island State Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants hailed from 18 different countries throughout the Indian Ocean Region. The event, a component of NESA’s ongoing programmatic efforts devoted to the Indian Ocean and the larger Indo-Pacific, focused on the Read More >

MABAL – Israel National Defense College Washington Program

On 21 June 2022, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies hosted 24 students and faculty from the Israel National Defense College (INDC) at Lincoln Hall on Fort McNair in Washington, DC. NESA Center Director LTG Terry A. Wolff, USA (Ret.) headed a discussion on the Russia-Ukraine War and fielded questions about U.S. Read More >

Israel/Jordan Trust to Enhance Defense and Security Cooperation Seminar

From 6 to 10 June, the NESA Center conducted a five-day seminar titled “Arab-Israeli Conflict: Israel/Jordan Trust to Enhance Defense and Security Cooperation Seminar” to assess ways to establish peace and security cooperation between Israel and Jordan. The seminar was designed to offer a unique forum for discussing strategic issues directly with Israeli and Jordanian Read More >

Pakistan National Defense University Visit

From 11–15 June 2022, the NESA Center hosted a delegation from Pakistan’s National Defense University visiting Washington, DC. The 20 participants included faculty and students from both the military and the civilian interagency in Pakistan, culminating their year-long course of study. The group also included four officers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia who Read More >

Kazakhstan’s Position in the War Between Russia and Ukraine

By: LTC Andrea ZANINI, ITA A, Action Officer, CSAG CCJ5 3 June 2022 Overview: On March 1, 2022, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took a stand on the conflict in Ukraine during the extraordinary Congress of the Amanat ruling party (via VTC): the priority in such a scenario is to guarantee the security of Kazakhstan. The Read More >

Russian Invasion of Ukraine – Regional Survey Report

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has dealt yet another challenge with global economic and humanitarian repercussions. In April 2022, the NESA Center surveyed its global alumni network of almost 12,000 security professionals from more than 150 countries to assess the global impact of the invasion, as well as regional attitudes and trends across the NESA Read More >

Qatar Joint Staff College Visit

From 15–20 May 2022, the NESA Center hosted the Washington Visit of Qatar’s Joaan bin Jassim Command and Staff College Senior Officer Program in Washington DC. The 35 participants included senior military officers and senior leaders from various Qatari government agencies. This program was part of the capstone trip at the end of a challenging Read More >