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Senior Executive Seminar: Global & Regional Power Competition

From 15-19 November 2021, the Near East South Asia Center (NESA) hosted a virtual Senior Executive Seminar titled “Global and Regional Power Competition.” The seminar started off with welcomes from Course Director Dr. Michael Sharnoff, NESA Center Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas, and NESA Center Director LTG Terry A. Wolff, USA (Ret.). The five-day seminar Read More >

Omani Diplomatic Institute Seminar

From 16 to 18 August 2021, experts from the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies arranged a three-day virtual seminar with 23 distinguished Omani diplomats to exchange their perspectives of the ongoing opportunities and challenges in the Middle East writ large. The overarching objective of this seminar was to promote mutual cooperation Read More >

Executive Seminar (ES 03-21) Climate Change

From 26 July to 05 August 2021, the NESA Center conducted a two-week seminar focused on the security implications related to climate change. Col. Daniel Curfiss (Ret.), Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, and Mr. David DesRoches moderated roundtable discussions with senior climate experts, current and former intelligence officers, and leaders in the private sector and academia to Read More >

U.S. Concepts for the Indian Ocean Region

1 December 2020 – In the newest iteration of the IOR Digital Series, NESA’s Jeff Payne talks with Dr. Geoffrey Gresh, Dr. Joel Wuthnow, and Dr. Thomas Lynch, all of the National Defense University, on how the U.S. sees priorities in the Indian Ocean Region and what challenges need to be addressed on the horizon. Read More >

An Alternative Approach to Regional Security in the Middle East

NESA Alumnus Eman Ragab writes for The Cairo Review of Global Affairs on the persisting lack of a multi-lateral security force for the Middle East. The recently U.S.-proposed anti-Iran Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) and the European-led missions to secure navigation in the Persian Gulf again force the consideration of this issue. U.S. and European Read More >

COVID-19 in Bangladesh: A Human Security Discourse

Mr. Shahab Enam Khan, NESA alumnus and Research Director of the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), writes on the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh and the particular challenges emerging in very densely populated urban centers and highly vulnerable groups, such as the large Rohingya refugee population. Read in full: English بالعربية Pусский