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Distinguished Alumni Award for MG Mohammed Al-Ruwaili

On July 26, 2021, Dr. Michael Bell, on behalf of NESA’s Director, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Terry Wolff presented Major General Mohammed Al-Ruwaili, Commandant of the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College (SAF CSC), with the NESA Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes MG Al-Ruwaili’s long and ardent support for the NESA-led transformation program at Read More >

Algerian Foreign Policy in the Post-Pandemic Era

By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman of Nordsudventures.com 20 August 2021 While the post-pandemic era will see a major shift in Algeria’s foreign policy strategy, its basic tenets remain steadfast and dependent on principles of self-determination, respect for the sovereignty of other states, and non-interference in their internal affairs. Through its diplomacy and international lobbying actions, Read More >

Strategic Survey Seminar: The Middle East and U.S. National Security

From 27 to 29 July, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a three-day webinar series to explore key political, military, and socio-economic dynamics impacting the wider Middle East and U.S. security policy. The webinar was joined by various internationally recognized scholar-practitioners, primarily intended for both U.S. and foreign military officers, Read More >

Virtual Book Discussion with Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha

On 04 August 2021, Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha of the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) joined NESA and NDU faculty to discuss his new book, “Indus Basin Uninterrupted: A History of Territory and Politics from Alexander to Nehru.” Dr. Sinha gave a sweeping overview of his book and answered a broad Read More >

Senior Leader Engagement with the Rasanah Institute

3 August 2021 – On Tuesday, representatives from the Saudi Arabia National Defense University Strategic Implementation Office (SANDU SIO) and from the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) conducted a Senior Leader Engagement with the Rasanah International Institute for Iranian Studies (Rasanah IIIS) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SANDU SIO Provost and Read More >

Algeria: A New Challenging Era

Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Executive Chairman, Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy 20 July 2021 Algeria has entered a new cycle of political and economic turbulence since 2019. With the emergence of a deep political crisis that was latent over the last decade of President Bouteflika’s twenty years in office, institutional and social stability has once again been undermined. Read More >

Silk Road Future Leaders Seminar: Strategic Leadership for Regional Security

On 25 May 2021, the NESA Center hosted an informative one-day Silk Road Future Leaders Seminar focused on the theme, “Strategic Leadership for Regional Security.” The virtual seminar welcomed diplomats and military officers from NESA countries across Central Asia and South Asia, including Tajikistan, India, Nepal, and Kazakhstan. The Silk Road Future Leaders Seminar was Read More >

Air War College Virtual Visit

On 21 June 2021, the NESA Center virtually hosted the Air War College. NESA professors, Dr. Gawdat Bahgat and Dr. Hassan Abbas, discussed security challenges in the Middle East, North Africa, South and Central Asia. Dr. Anouar Boukhars from the Africa Center for Security Studies (ACSS) addressed recent development in Africa and Dr. Boris Saavedra from Read More >

NESA Center-Central Command Conference

From 22 – 23 June 2021, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, along with United States Central Command (CENTCOM), conducted a conference titled “State-of-Play in and Around Iran” that explored Iran’s domestic issues and challenges. The seminar had several panels focusing on; economy and military spending, political factions in Iran, defense Read More >