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Egypt in the Face of the Covid-19 Crisis: From the “Ban” to “Coexistence”

باللغة العربية Brigadier Gen (ret) Tarek Mohamed Galal,  NESA Alumnus and Senior Researcher, Crisis & Disaster Management Dept., Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), Egyptian Cabinet As will be explained in further detail, Egypt has started to shift from a “ban” policy to a “coexistence” policy in the fight against Covid-19.  Early on, the Egyptian Read More >

The Coronavirus is a Turning Point in the Global Order

Sam Marrero, NESA Center Henry Kissinger wrote in an article for the Wall Street Journal last month: “The Coronavirus Pandemic will forever alter the global order….when it is over, many countries’ institutions will be perceived as having failed.” The current global system, the result of a deal struck in 1945 at Bretton Woods which institutionalized Read More >

Afghanistan’s Changing Dynamics of Peace and Conflict

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 >

The post-Covid-19 Sino-American Duopoly

en français Arslan Chikhaoui, NESA Alumnus and Executive Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center  The Covid-19 crisis may well bring about an era of deep change in international alliances, although these shifts will take some time. China has tried to seize the momentum since largely recovering from the epidemic, with the twofold aim of Read More >

Algeria: Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Era

Arslan Chikhaoui, NESA Alumnus and Executive Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center  New Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, elected on 12 December 2019 after taking 58% of the votes cast, rolled out a roadmap to address three major concomitant challenges: political stability, security, and the revitalization of the economy. It is a real race against Read More >

How does Coronavirus Affect Stability in the Middle East?

Sam Marrero, NESA Center The validity of coronavirus data coming out of Middle Eastern countries may be uncertain, but most Middle Eastern countries – save Iran and Turkey – appear to avoiding a catastrophe of causalities. Take for example, Egypt, an under-resourced country of almost 100 million, which as of May 8th 2020 reported a Read More >

Leadership Lessons in Crisis, the Jordanian Model

Emil Abujaber, NESA Alumnus, CEO and co-founder of Alhadaf organization Sirens and heavy military equipment roaming the streets of a country usually trigger fear and trauma, thought not as much in Jordan. The COVID-19 pandemic’s rapid spread has left most countries without a sense of security, and it has undoubtedly put government leaders under stress Read More >

COVID-19 in Algeria: Responses and Future Outlook

en français Younes Bahri, Algeria, NESA Alumnus While Algeria has gradually regained stability after a year of political, social, and economic turmoil, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country at an inopportune time that disrupted this process of stabilization.  The pandemic has been a true test for the new President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and the newly established Read More >

Beyond Public Diplomacy: China’s Security Moves Amidst Covid-19

بالعربية Pусский Jeffrey Payne, NESA Center The Chinese state has a perception problem.  Public opinion of China has plummeted within several of its key trading partners due to the Covid-19 pandemic and negative views of China inevitably impact China’s economic health and international standing.  To counter negative viewpoints of China, the Chinese Communist Party has Read More >

Corona in Lebanon and Algeria: A Worrying Future

بالعربية Pусский Zine Labidine Ghebouli, NESA Alumnus, Algerian activist, blogger, and student at AUB As the entire world is facing the corona pandemic and preparing itself for the socioeconomic and political repercussions, Algeria and Lebanon are also struggling to find their way back to stability. Both countries have been witnessing popular protests over the past Read More >

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