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Eastern Mediterranean Sea Security Roundtable

From 12–14 September 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies organized a roundtable discussion on security in the Mediterranean Sea in Rabat, Morocco. Scholars and representatives of civil society from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey attended the meeting. NESA Center Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat led the discussion focused Read More >

Security & Energy in the Mediterranean Sea Roundtable

March 22, 2021 – The NESA Center held a roundtable discussion on the Mediterranean Sea. Scholars from universities and think-tanks from Libya, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey were invited. The first panel focused on recent developments in Libya and the interim government’s efforts to hold elections next December. The second panel addressed regional disputes Read More >

Gulf Politics: The Energy Factor

Few countries in the world can match Iran’s geo-economic and geo-political significance in the global energy markets. The country holds the world’s largest proven natural gas reserves (18.2%) and ranks fourth in oil reserves (9.3%).1 It is a founding member of both the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum Read More >