By: LTC Kashif Ehtisham, Pakistan Army, CSAG CCJ5 24 February 2023 Overview: Since the late 20th century, the term ‘regional power’ in international relations has been used for a sovereign state that exercises significant power within a given geographical region. There is a broad consensus that a necessary condition for regional ‘power hood’ is that Read More >
Is Egypt on the Way to Becoming a Regional Power?
By: LTC Ali Albedwawi, UAE MOD, CSAG CCJ5 25 Mar 2022 Overview: Egypt’s geopolitical importance lies in being open to different geopolitical dimensions at the same time. It overlooks the North African region from the east, connects to the African depth from the north, Sinai allows it to connect with the Middle East and the Read More >
NESA IOR Digital Series with Dr. Christopher Colley
23 March 2021 – This iteration of the NESA IOR Digital Series features comments from Dr. Christopher Colley of the UAE National Defence College. His research on China-India relations is discussed, as well as what he sees as the nature of competition among major powers and how smaller regional states in the IOR (Indian Ocean Read More >
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 >
Russia’s Stakes in the Indian Ocean Region
In the 14th iteration of NESA’s IOR Digital Series, Jeff Payne is joined by NESA’s Academic Dean, Dr. Roger Kangas, for a conversation on Russia’s stakes in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and how Russian strategic thinking will impact not only the Indian Ocean rim, but also the wider Eurasian area. The views presented in 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 >
China is Diving into the Gulf, But For How Long?
It’s getting harder for Beijing to sell the story of non-interference in affairs of sovereign states.Like most other major global powers that have preceded it, China is becoming entangled in the Middle East. A friendlier region to its interests than its own neighborhood in East Asia, China found in the Middle East an attractive zone Read More >