November 17-19, 2020 – NESA held an International Military Officers’ Forum (IMOF) seminar themed “Great Power Competition and Implications for Central Command’s Region.” The three day seminar featured internationally-recognized scholar-practitioners on the NESA Center faculty and elsewhere. The program was designed to educate over 150 foreign military officers stationed at U.S. Central Command as well Read More >
The sixth digital session of NESA’s IOR Maritime Security Series focused on China’s outreach in the Western Indian Ocean Region. Speakers were Dr. Jonathan Fulton of Zayed University, Dr. Christopher Yung, Dean of the War College at Marines Corps University, and Ms. Carice Witte, Executive Director of SIGNAL. The conversation covers China’s interests in the Read More >
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Gawdat Bahgat, NESA With more than a billion people and abundant natural resources, the NESA region (the Middle East, South and Central Asia) enjoys tremendous geopolitical and geo-economic advantages. Furthermore, the NESA region occupies a strategic location, connecting different cultures and civilizations. Little wonder that, since the dawn of history, global powers have been interested Read More >
Ali Jalali, NESA Center, discusses four issue sets that define the security environment in Afghanistan. Regional and non-regional actors hold influence in Afghan politics, the economy is in fluctuation, and internal security remains a challenge. The remarks of Jalali, the former Afghan Minister of Interior, elucidate the situation in Afghanistan right now. The views presented Read More >