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Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) A West’s Initiative to Uplift Developing Countries and Counter BRI

By: LTC Kashif Ehtisham, Pakistan Army, CSAG CCJ5 20 September 2022 Overview: The US and China, the two major strategic competitors, are seeking engagements to establish ‘economic partnerships’ aimed at attaining greater influence/ leverage over certain countries/ regions. There have been intense activities globally in recent times, encompassing economic, political, and diplomatic measures, affecting international Read More >

NESA-USAFRICOM “North Africa Senior Leaders Workshop”

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), conducted a “North Africa Senior Leaders Workshop” from 7–14 September 2022 in Washington, DC, ending the 2022 NESA-AFRICOM Workshop Series. The focus of the Workshop was on the crises and evolving global trends that will shape the world in decades Read More >

Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Death and Political-Economic Fragility in South Asia

NESA Center Alumni Publication By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Senior Fellow, The Millennium Project 15 September 2022 Political and economic dysfunction is an invitation for terrorism to flourish in the least integrated region in the world, South Asia. P.R Chari, director at IPCS India, captured this a year after the 9/11 attack in a paper called “Combating Read More >

July–August 2022 NESA Center Update Report

View the NESA Center July–August 2022 Update focused on Near East South Asia Region Trends regarding the Gulf. The update also highlights July through August 2022 NESA Center Programs & Events, Faculty & Staff Engagements, Alumni Contributions, and Upcoming Events. July–August 2022 Gulf Trends: There is great concern over a possible revival of an Iran Read More >

Algeria-U.S. Strategic Partnership

NESA Center Alumni Publication By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman of NSV Studies Consultancy & Studies Center 2 September 2022 The contemporary relations between Algeria and the United States of America date back to U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s support for the war of liberation against French colonialism. After regaining its independence, trade, energy, and security Read More >

NESA Center Hosts a Roundtable Discussion with Omani Ambassador to the United States Moosa Hamdan al Tai

On 18 August 2022, Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat coordinated a meeting with a Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies leadership and faculty team. Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas headed the meeting at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., with Omani Ambassador to the United States Moosa Hamdan al Tai and Deputy Chief of Read More >

Silk Road Future Leader’s Program: Emerging Regional Challenges

On 15–18 August 2022, the NESA Center hosted an informative Silk Road Future Leader’s Seminar focused on the theme, “Emerging Regional Challenges.” The virtual seminar brought together the next generation of young military officers, diplomats, and academics from South and Central Asia. The seminar consisted of 8 sessions organized around themes relating to ongoing regional threats Read More >

NESA-AFRICOM Countering Violent Extremism: The Evolution of Radicalization and Responses Workshop

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), conducted the “NESA-AFRICOM Countering Violent Extremism: The Evolution of Radicalization and Responses Workshop” from 1–5 August 2022 in Casablanca, Morocco. In examining radicalization in the region, two issues came to the forefront: the continuing and evolving use of Read More >

NESA Center Conducts an Executive Seminar on Technology & Security

From 25 July to 5 August 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted an Executive Seminar that focused on how the security sector is informed by technological advances. The event’s topics included Autonomous/Unmanned Systems, Space, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Information, and Digital Infrastructure, among others. Special sessions on energy, the Indo Read More >

CENTCOM Strategic Survey Seminar

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a CENTCOM Strategic Survey Seminar in Tampa, Florida, from 19–21 July 2022. The 3-day seminar was entitled “Evolving U.S. National Security in the Middle East and South Asia.” It was aimed at giving about 35 U.S Central Command (CENTCOM) and U.S. Special Operations Command Read More >