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MARSEC Perspectives with Rear Admiral Curt Renshaw

3 November 2020 – The newest iteration of NESA’s IOR digital series features perspectives on maritime security by RDML Curt Renshaw, Deputy Commander of U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command. RDML Renshaw discusses not only the complex set of challenges in the waters of the larger MENA region, but he also highlights how the pandemic of 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 >

Discussion with Ambassador Alex Rondos, EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa

  In this iteration of the NESA IOR Digital Series, Ambassador Alex Rondos, the European Union’s Special Representative to the Horn of Africa, explores state-level interaction in the Horn of Africa, as well as outside actors’ perception and actions to secure their interests in the region.  While the Horn of Africa is geopolitically significant through Read More >

The IOR Economic Condition: Energy, Trade and Infrastructure

In the newest iteration of the NESA MARSEC Digital Series, economic conditions in the Gulf region are explored for impacts on maritime security. NESA Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat gives his thoughts on the Gulf economy and the direction to which trend lines point for the future. The event was moderated by NESA’s Jeff Payne. The Read More >

Holistic Maritime Security for the Indian Ocean Region

2 September 2020 In this conversation as part of NESA’s ongoing digital series devoted to maritime security issues in the Indian Ocean Region, Vice Admiral Chauhan (Retd), Director General of the National Maritime Foundation, provides his thoughts on the idea of holistic maritime security for the Indian Ocean Region.  The conversation explores both traditional and Read More >

IOR Green Water Workshop

From 17-20 August 2020, the NESA Center conducted the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Green Water Workshop.  Over 70 participants hailing from all areas within the Indian Ocean Region took part in this digital workshop and represented regional navies, regional coast guard and maritime law enforcement, think tanks and research institutions, and diplomatic services. Topics of Read More >

NESA Maritime Digital Security Series: “Challenges to Littoral Zones in the Indian Ocean Region”

Mr. Jeffrey Payne of the NESA Center continued the NESA Maritime Security Digital Series on 30 July.  The roundtable focused on the challenges to littoral zones in the Indian Ocean Region.  Discussants included: Dr. Ian Ralby of I.R. Consilium; Ms. Toral Vadgama of the Global Maritime Crime Programme, UNODC; and Commodore (ret.) C Uday Bhaskar 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 >

NESA MARSEC Digital Series 4: IOR Digital Roundtable

The fourth digital session of NESA’s IOR Maritime Security Series focused on American experts and how they see the Indian Ocean Region amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  The speakers represented various USG affiliated research institutions, private think tanks, and universities.  The conversation was moderated by Jeffrey Payne of NESA.  The conversation covered a wide range of Read More >

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