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Women in Peace and Security: Roundtable with Dr. Jeni Klugman

On August 6, 2020 the NESA Center hosted a round table discussion on Women in Peace and Security with Dr. Jeni Klugman and Dr. Robert Nagel from the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security (GIWPS). The discussion covered the history and work of GIWPS, including the bi-annual WPS Index and their project on assessing Read More >

Women in Peace and Security: Tunisia

On August 5 2020, NESA  hosted a discussion on Women in Peace and Security with participants from Tunisia with backgrounds in academia and civil society. The discussion was facilitated by NESA professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat. The role of education and the impact of the Arab Spring on women’s rights in Tunisia were the primary topics Read More >

NESA Maritime Digital Security Series: “Challenges to Littoral Zones in the Indian Ocean Region”

Mr. Jeffrey Payne of the NESA Center continued the NESA Maritime Security Digital Series on 30 July.  The roundtable focused on the challenges to littoral zones in the Indian Ocean Region.  Discussants included: Dr. Ian Ralby of I.R. Consilium; Ms. Toral Vadgama of the Global Maritime Crime Programme, UNODC; and Commodore (ret.) C Uday Bhaskar Read More >

NESA-AFRICOM Roundtable: “The Use of Disinformation”

On 30 July, NESA Professor Anne Moisan held the fifth edition of the NESA-AFRICOM roundtable webinar series with a select group of alumni and an AFRICOM representative.  The session was themed around “The Use of Disinformation” within a North African regional context. With the growth of social media, disinformation has become an increasingly potent political Read More >

Strategic Survey Seminar “Iran and Middle East Security”

From 28 to 30 July, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Strategic Survey webinar on “Iran and Middle East Security.” The webinar—which featured numerous internationally-recognized scholar-practitioners—was intended for both American and foreign military officers and civilians working in U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command. The daily topics Read More >

NESA Roundtable with Azerbaijani Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Elin Suleymanov

On July 30, the NESA Center hosted the Azerbaijani Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Elin Suleymanov, for a roundtable discussion moderated by Hassan Abbas. The discussion covered Azerbaijan’s strategic and cultural significance, the country’s longstanding conflict with Armenia, and its value and importance to US interests. Participants representing NESA and other US government Read More >

Peace Process Dynamics in Afghanistan

NESA Distinguished Professor, Minister Ali Jalali, discusses the dynamics of the peace process in Afghanistan.  He covers three main points: 1). the road-map to the peace process; 2). the obstacles to the peace process; and 3). the prospects for a political settlement on the basis of the ‘Doha deal’ between the United States and the Read More >

Reflections on the Geopolitics of India, Pakistan and China – A Conversation with professor and historian John H. (Jack) Gill

In the fourth segment of NESA South Asia Interview Series, Professor Hassan Abbas interviews Professor Jack Gill of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. John H (Jack) Gill, a military historian, serves as a professor at NESA. A former South Asia foreign area officer, he retired as a colonel in 2005. He Read More >

Covid-19 and Security Issues at the NESA and Global Levels

Mourad Belhassen, NESA Alumnus and Director of Cultural Diplomacy and Strategic Planning, Tunisian MFA; former Ambassador of Tunisia to Indonesia Themes at the heart of the global security community debate: From the outset, it should be emphasized that the outbreak of the Coronavirus took many nations around the world by surprise, including those thought best Read More >

View from Egypt: Government Approach to Reopening the Economy

Brigadier Gen (ret) Tarek Mohamed Galal, NESA Alumnus and Senior Researcher, Crisis & Disaster Management Dept., Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), Egyptian Cabinet بالعربية The coronavirus pandemic has resulted not only in widespread health crises and human suffering, but also dire global economic consequences. While many countries were able to reopen their economies after Read More >

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