Bay of Bengal Maritime Workshop

27–29 April 2021 – The NESA Center hosted a maritime and regional security workshop in a partnership with the National Maritime Foundation (NMF) that focused on the changing environmental and strategic challenges in the Bay of Bengal region. The workshop was kicked off by comments from NESA Director LTG (Ret) Terry Wolff and NMF Chairman Read More >

New Maritime Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean: Shared Concerns and Opportunities from Bangladesh Perspective

By Professor Shahab Enam Khan, Department of International Relations, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, and Research Director, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute.[1] 3 May 2021  “Within a few generations, the world’s oceans will no longer be coloured blue. Instead, they will have been claimed by nation states and will be identified on maps according to the shades of the Read More >

Washington Embassy Orientation

8 April 2021 – On 8 April, NESA hosted an informative one-day Washington Embassy Orientation (WEO) focused on “US Relations with the NESA Region in 2021: Current Status and Issues on the Horizon.” The WEO – intended for audiences from the local Embassy community in Washington, DC – welcomed over 40 for diplomats and military Read More >

Lebanon Fouad Shehab Command & Staff College Program

6 April – 9 April 2021 – Events in Lebanon and the United States over the last 10 months have conclusively demonstrated that leaders do not have the luxury of responding to crises one at a time. Whether grappling with global pandemics, national disasters, or violent extremism, states must constantly seek capacity resilience which allows Read More >

Community Oriented Policing and Countering Violent Extremism Seminar

06 April 2021– NESA Center faculty met with present members of policing agencies and governmental agencies to discuss community-oriented policing (COP) and its applicability of countering violent extremism (CVE). The event was led by Dr. Hassan Abbas (Distinguished Professor of International Relations) with the first discussion focusing on the modern policing challenges faced in today’s Read More >

Iraq National Defence College Discussion

31 March 2021 – The NESA Center conducted a virtual private event for the National Defence College of Iraq to address the challenges and obstacles ahead of U.S.-Iraq relations under the new Biden Administration. The discussion was led by Mr. Daniel Curfiss, with a welcome by NESA’s Academic Dean, Dr. Roger Kangas, and Director LTG Read More >

Iran Dialogue Series Briefing Paper: Conflicting Timelines and Agendas, and the Road to Potential Revival of the JCPOA

By Dr. Sanam Vakil, deputy director of the Chatham House Middle East North Africa Programme and Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, professor of National Security Affairs at National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies 19 April 2021 Introduction During his 2020 campaign for the White House, Joe Biden made clear his intention to Read More >

North African Regional Integration: A New Paradigm

By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui** 14 April 2021 1. The Overall Landscape The Mediterranean is mostly characterized by acute and latent conflicts both within the region and between countries. The crucial difficulties of the region include low development and differences in wealth between North and South, as well as high population density in the South. The Read More >

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