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Royal Jordanian National Defense College: Perspectives on Strategic Leadership Seminar

From 25–27 July 2022, the NESA Center conducted a Perspectives on Strategic Leadership seminar with students and faculty of the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC) in Amman, Jordan. The seminar marked the start of the academic year for the 120 students attending the year-long senior officer professional military education (PME) course in Jordan. The Read More >

NESA-AFRICOM “The Changing Nature of Security and Institutions Workshop”

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), conducted the NESA-AFRICOM “The Changing Nature of Security and Institutions Workshop” from 11–13 July 2022 in Tunis, Tunisia. Security discussions on capacity building and the increasing challenges of transnational threats (trafficking, migration, pandemics) and non-traditional challenges (climate, water) Read More >

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and Some of its Implications on the USCENTCOM’s AOR and Beyond

By: CDR Hubert MROZ, POL Navy, CSAG CCJ5 5 August 2022 Overview: In many ways, the world will no longer be the same as it was before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Paradoxically, the region where the effects of the war are most felt and capable of bringing about the greatest changes is not Europe, Read More >

The NESA Center Hosts His Excellency Yemeni Ambassador Mohammad Al-Hadhrami for a Roundtable

NESA Center Executive Officer Sam Marrero moderated a roundtable with His Excellency Yemeni Ambassador Mohammad Al-Hadhrami and NESA Center Faculty on Thursday, 28 July 2022, at 1330–1500 in Washington, DC. Ambassador Al-Hadhrami began his tenure as Ambassador in March 2022, having served prior to that as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen. A NESA Read More >

What Comes Next for the Caspian Region Following the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

On 28 and 29 June 2022, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) along with the Caspian Policy Center (CPC) hosted the Caspian Security Conference titled “What Comes Next for the Caspian Region Following the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.” The virtual seminar consisted of two panels. The first panel, titled “The Developing Read More >

The Non-Alignment Posture of Algeria’s Foreign Policy

NESA Center Alumni Publication By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman of Nordsudventures.com 25 July 2022 The map of geopolitical alliances is being reshaped following the Russia-Ukraine Crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic. With the potential development of a multi-polar world, Algeria is reaffirming its affiliations and defining its strategic and geo-economic areas of interest yet remains committed Read More >

NESA Center-USAFRICOM Workshops in Morocco

From 14 to 22 June 2022, the NESA Center, in partnership with USAFRICOM, hosted three back-to-back workshops in Casablanca, Morocco. The combined workshops hosted over 55 participants from across North Africa, the Sahel, Europe, and Latin America. These events marked the first return to in-person programming under the collaboration of NESA-AFRICOM since the start of Read More >

Community Oriented Policing & Countering Violent Extremism Seminar 2022

From 27–30 June 2022, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies hosted a seminar organized in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Interior titled “Community Oriented Policing and Countering Violent Extremism” in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The workshop was designed to help participants evaluate and analyze the nature and dynamics of major community policing challenges, especially Read More >

UK Withdrawal in the 1970s and Reduction of US Military Footprint in 2021: A Comparison

By: LCDR Stipe Skelin, HRV Navy, CSAG CCJ5 22 June 2022 Overview: This document proposes through the study of a historical case – the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Middle East (ME) in the 1970s – to establish a comparison with the continuous reduction of the US footprint. The political, financial, and military Read More >

Iraqi General Officer Capstone Seminar

From 13–24 June 2022, the Near East South Asia Center’s professional military education (PME) team conducted a CAPSTONE strategic leader education program for 19 general officers, nine colonels, and two senior civil servants from Iraq. During the first week, the Iraq leaders attended twelve seminar discussions with U.S. national security strategy thought leaders and engaged Read More >