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2024 Air War College International Officer Seminar

On 6 June 2024, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) hosted 49 international fellows and faculty from the Air War College. The students were briefed at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. by NESA Center Associate Professor Dr. Michael Sharnoff on the Security Challenges in the Middle East and on Security Challenges Read More >

Research Report: Power of Three: Role of Academia, Media & Think Tanks in Security Reform

The research report “Power of Three: Role of Academia, Media & Think Tanks in Security Reform,” was published following the day-long seminar on “Academia, Media, and National Security in Pakistan” held on 13 September 2022 hosted by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies in collaboration with the think tank Jinnah Institute Read More >

Countering Violent Extremism and the Role of Community Policing: Best Practices 2024 Program

From 28 January – 1 February 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a program in Kathmandu, Nepal, titled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Role of Community Policing: Best Practices.” The seminar was designed to help participants evaluate and analyze the nature and dynamics of significant community policing challenges, especially in the realm of violent extremism, and deliberate Read More >

NESA Center Roundtable Discussion with the Indian Institute of Public Administration

On 6 February 2024, five NESA Center faculty members held a seminar discussion at NESA Center offices in Washington, D.C., with two faculty members and twelve students from the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) regarding current and emergent policy issues in South Asia and the Indian Ocean littoral. Adjunct Professor John (Jack) Gill opened the seminar Read More >

Washington Embassy Orientation & Washington Seminar 2023

From 30 October to 3 November 2023, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies ran a Washington Embassy Orientation (WEO) combined Washington Seminar at the Army Navy Club in Washington D.C. The WEO engaged 48 participants from 25 countries and the Washington Seminar had 53 participants from 26 countries.   The week-long orientation was titled, “This Read More >

Security Trends & Challenges in South Asia

From 28–30 August 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with the Bangladesh Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs (BCIPA) Department of International Relations, Jahangirnagar University, hosted a Strategic Studies Network (SSN) seminar titled “Security Trends & Challenges in South Asia” in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The SSN is a NESA Center initiative Read More >

The Challenge of Cybercrime & “Hacktivism”

From 14–18 August 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a Cyber Security and Law Enforcement Seminar titled “The Challenge of Cybercrime and Hacktivism.” The five-day workshop was held in Washington, D.C. It was designed to help participants evaluate and analyze the nature and dynamics of cyber security with a Read More >

Washington Seminar – August 2023

On 2 August 2023, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies held a Washington Seminar Discussion in Washington, D.C. The seminar presented a conversation between Associate Professor Daniel Curfiss and Dr. Hassan Abbas. The afternoon ended with a question-and-answer session with 17 attendees from 12 countries. The talk and conversations during question-and-answer revolved around the Taliban Read More >

Countering Violent Extremism and the Role of Community Policing: Best Practices

From 10–14 July 2023, in Washington, D.C., the NESA Center for Strategic Studies hosted a seminar titled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Role of Community Policing: Best Practices.” The seminar was designed to help participants evaluate and analyze the nature and dynamics of significant community policing challenges, especially in the realm of violent extremism, and deliberate on building counter-narratives to extremism.   The NESA Center welcomed the Read More >

2023 Dynamics of Countering Human Trafficking in South Asia and the Gulf Seminar

From 22–25 May 2023, the NESA Center conducted a seminar titled “Dynamics of Countering Human Trafficking in South Asia and the Gulf.” The four-day workshop was held in Muscat, Oman. It was designed to help participants assess, analyze, and identify opportunities to effectively counter human trafficking in South Asia and the Gulf and improve regional Read More >