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Counterfeiting and Migration Workshop

On 09 September 2021, NESA and AFRICOM, in partnership with WJPC, GCMC, and IEMed, conducted a Counterfeiting and Migration Workshop as part of its virtual Transnational Threats Series. The Series began with a Transnational Threats Workshop held online on 28 January 2021 laying out broad concepts that impact all three Regional Center areas of focus. Read More >

Dynamics of Countering Human Trafficking in South Asia and the Gulf

From 30 August–1 September 2021, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies arranged a three-day virtual seminar to help participants assess, analyze, and identify opportunities to effectively counter human trafficking in South Asia and the Gulf and improve regional coordination and cooperation to dismantle illicit networks in the area. The seminar focused Read More >

Omani Diplomatic Institute Seminar

From 16 to 18 August 2021, experts from the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies arranged a three-day virtual seminar with 23 distinguished Omani diplomats to exchange their perspectives of the ongoing opportunities and challenges in the Middle East writ large. The overarching objective of this seminar was to promote mutual cooperation Read More >

Arab-Israeli Conflict: Israel/Jordan Trust to Enhance Defense and Security Cooperation Seminar

From 9 to 12 August, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a four-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 Read More >

Executive Seminar (ES 03-21) Climate Change

From 26 July to 05 August 2021, the NESA Center conducted a two-week seminar focused on the security implications related to climate change. Col. Daniel Curfiss (Ret.), Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, and Mr. David DesRoches moderated roundtable discussions with senior climate experts, current and former intelligence officers, and leaders in the private sector and academia to Read More >

Distinguished Alumni Award for MG Mohammed Al-Ruwaili

On July 26, 2021, Dr. Michael Bell, on behalf of NESA’s Director, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Terry Wolff presented Major General Mohammed Al-Ruwaili, Commandant of the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College (SAF CSC), with the NESA Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes MG Al-Ruwaili’s long and ardent support for the NESA-led transformation program at Read More >

Algerian Foreign Policy in the Post-Pandemic Era

By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman of Nordsudventures.com 20 August 2021 While the post-pandemic era will see a major shift in Algeria’s foreign policy strategy, its basic tenets remain steadfast and dependent on principles of self-determination, respect for the sovereignty of other states, and non-interference in their internal affairs. Through its diplomacy and international lobbying actions, Read More >

Strategic Survey Seminar: The Middle East and U.S. National Security

From 27 to 29 July, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a three-day webinar series to explore key political, military, and socio-economic dynamics impacting the wider Middle East and U.S. security policy. The webinar was joined by various internationally recognized scholar-practitioners, primarily intended for both U.S. and foreign military officers, Read More >

Virtual Book Discussion with Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha

On 04 August 2021, Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha of the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) joined NESA and NDU faculty to discuss his new book, “Indus Basin Uninterrupted: A History of Territory and Politics from Alexander to Nehru.” Dr. Sinha gave a sweeping overview of his book and answered a broad Read More >

Senior Leader Engagement with the Rasanah Institute

3 August 2021 – On Tuesday, representatives from the Saudi Arabia National Defense University Strategic Implementation Office (SANDU SIO) and from the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) conducted a Senior Leader Engagement with the Rasanah International Institute for Iranian Studies (Rasanah IIIS) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SANDU SIO Provost and Read More >

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