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IMOF – Great Power Competition Implications for CENTCOM AOR

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 >

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 >

NESA IOR Digital Series with Dr. Joshua Tallis

In this iteration of the NESA IOR Digital Series, Jeff Payne is joined by Dr. Joshua Tallis of the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA). The conversation centers on how various illicit activities at sea overlap in the tools and methodologies used. As such, efforts at counterterrorism at sea, drug interdiction, or even counter-smuggling, build the Read More >

Maritime Security Series: China’s Outreach in the Western Indian Ocean Region

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 >

Europe’s Maritime Perspectives between the Suez and Malacca

NESA’s Jeffrey Payne hosted another edition of the Digital Maritime Series on 01 July, “Europe’s Maritime Perspectives between the Suez and Malacca.” In this digital discussion of the Indian Ocean Region, the perspectives of European powers are discussed by prominent experts, including Dr. Antoine Levesques and Mr. Viraj Solonaki of IISS, Ms. Veerle Nouwens of Read More >

India’s Maritime Vision

The third digital session of NESA’s IOR Maritime Security Series focuses on India’s IOR security calculations and its maritime strategy.  The discussant is Mr. Abhijit Singh of the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, moderated by Jeffrey Payne of NESA.  Highlights from the conversation follow: Q: What is the focal point in Delhi regarding India’s Read More >

Red Sea Waters: Great Power Competition Beyond the Indo-Pacific

As part of the Maritime Digital Security Series, NESA Manager of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeffrey Payne, hosted and moderated the virtual roundtable “Red Sea Waters: Great Power Competition Beyond the Indo-Pacific.” The Red Sea is gaining attention among security specialists due to increased activity of regional and non-regional powers along its littoral zones.  Regardless of Read More >

Global Power Competition: Strategic Implications for the NESA Region

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 >

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