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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 >

Saudi Arabia National Guard Program

A delegation of seven senior officers from the Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG) met at the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies and National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C. on 20 May 2024 to discuss educational techniques and the structure of U.S. professional military education systems. Professor David Des Roches led Read More >

The Trilateral North Africa Alliance Initiative

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) 13 May 2024   1. Overview Algeria has initiated in the 2024 first quarter a new North Africa trilateral regional cooperation alliance gathering Tunisia and Libya. According Read More >

Pakistan National Defence University Seminar

From 11–15 May 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Foreign Study Tour delegation from the Pakistan National Defence University, comprising of 15 students and faculty led by their Chief Instructor, Major General Naeem Akhtar.   The purpose of the program was to gain an understanding of U.S. national Read More >

U.S. Army War College Strategic Staff Ride Seminar

On 15 May 2024, fifteen U.S. Army War College students and accompanying faculty attended a two-hour seminar hosted by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies. The students and faculty were in Washington, D.C. as part of the Army War College’s annual Strategic Staff Ride, which brings the entire student body to Read More >

NESA-AFRICOM Transnational Threats Know No Borders Workshop

From 6–9 May 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with United States Africa Command, held a focused workshop with 29 participants in Casablanca, Morocco. The 29 senior government and civilian security experts came from 11 countries, including a number from the Americas. The participants (40% were women) provided Read More >

Saudi Arabia National Guard Command and Staff College Program

From 18 to 24 April 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held sessions supporting the students of the Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG) Command and Staff College. Commencing at the NESA Center at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C., the SANG Command and Staff College students met with Read More >

Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College War Course

From 23–24 April 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies team, led by Program Manager Matthew Holbert and Academic Advisor Andrea Brewington, delivered a two-day Faculty and Student engagement to the Saudi Armed Forces War College.   The event focused on strategy and strategic logic. Day one focused on national priorities Read More >

SSN: Environmental Security Seminar

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The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held its “Strategic Studies Network (SSN) Environmental Security” seminar in Washington, D.C., from 22–24 April 2024 for 21 participants from 18 countries.   The three-day seminar had the goal of bringing together participants to better understand the history and significance of climate change. Through presentations Read More >