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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-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 >

Tunisian NDI Program

From 21 to 31 March 2022, the NESA Center, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command, held its eleventh annual Tunisian National Defense Institute (NDI) National Security Seminar for 48 senior government officials from 18 Tunisian agencies.   Led by its new Director, Sr Col Abdelkader Adouni, the NDI is a year-long Ministry of Defense program Read More >

Maritime Security Coordination and Countertrafficking Operations Issues

On 20 October 2021, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) conducted the Maritime Security Coordination and Countertrafficking Operations Issues virtual workshop in partnership with US Africa Command, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (WJPC), the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC), and the European Institute of Read More >

Outside Players and Partners in Algeria – Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui

The sixth iteration of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series features a discussion with Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Executive Chairman of the Algiers-based Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy Center.  The conversation focuses on outside players and partners in Algeria within the context of so-called “great power competition”.  Dr. Arslan discusses the historic and current relations with the EU Read More >

Covid-19: Thoughts from Tunisia

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Khalifa Nafti, NESA Alumnus In Tunisia, we have started calling our medical personnel “soldiers in white coats”.  Like the other countries of the world, we consider our country at war against this unexpected and unwelcome virus. We rely on people’s positive energy during these critical times and understand that we all need Read More >