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Dear Middle East Littoral States: Take MDA Seriously

Jeffrey Payne, NESA Center The larger Middle East is a complex security environment.  Ongoing civil conflicts, consistent regional rivalries, and persistent attention by outside major powers are but a few of the factors that shape this complex security situation.  As such, many Middle Eastern powers have built sophisticated security services that seek to maintain stability Read More >

The Concept of a Pacific Combined Maritime Task Force

Jeffrey Payne, NESA Center An idea has been kicked around Washington, DC for a few years that the Indo-Pacific needs some type of cooperative maritime institution.  Reflecting the need for an intensification of maritime collective action among partners in the larger Indo-Pacific, this cooperative institution would serve as a perpetual mechanism for joint training and Read More >

Red Sea in Focus

Jeff Payne, NESA Center Greater attention is being directed to the wider Red Sea region due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen as well as increased state activity along the Horn littoral region.  The current Covid-19 global pandemic reminds the world why the Red Sea remains important – it is a connective nexus for information, Read More >

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