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January–February 2024 NESA Center Update Report

View the NESA Center January–February 2024 focused on cyber trends. The update also highlights January through February NESA Center programs and events, faculty and staff engagements, alumni contributions, and a calendar with upcoming events.   Regional Trends – Cyber U.S. Strategy in the Middle East: Cyber as a Non-traditional Threat: The cybersecurity landscape in the Middle Read More >

Algeria-Turkey: Consolidating the Strategic Partnership

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui – Geopolitics expert and Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center (www.nordsudventures.com) and member of the Istanbul Economic Cooperation Platform (UIP) 26 December 2023 The latest state visit of Turkish President Erdogan to Algeria in mid-November 2023 allowed Algiers and Ankara to consolidate the strategic partnership of their Read More >

The Politico-Military Crisis in Niger Intensifies the Risk of Blowing up the Sub-Saharan and North Africa Regions

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui – Chairman of NSV Consultancy & Studies Center and an active member of the ‘Track 2’ Working Group of the United Nations System (UNSCR-1540) 6 August 2023 The military coup of July 26, 2023, in Niger was linked, on the one hand, to the insecurity in particular in Read More >

2023 NESA-AFRICOM Changing Nature of Security, Capacity, and Institutions Workshop

From 11–16 June 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command, the “NESA-AFRICOM Changing Nature of Security, Capacity, and Institutions Workshop” in Casablanca, Morocco. Security discussions on capacity building and the increasing challenges of transnational threats (trafficking, migration, and pandemics) and non-traditional security challenges (climate Read More >

Sudan Low-Intensity Conflict and Its Impact on North Africa and Sahel Region

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui (Chairman of NSV Consultancy & Studies Center and Advisory Board Member of the Defense and Security Forum) 24 May 2023   The 32nd Arab Summit in Jeddah addressed the issue of low-intensity conflict in Sudan. Indeed, given the position of Sudan, the crisis in this country has undoubtedly Read More >

L’Algérie est en faveur d’une zone exempte d’armes de destruction massive dans la région

NESA Center Alumni Publication Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui Expert en Géopolitique et membre, du Conseil Consultatif d’Experts du World Economic Forum et est partie prenante dans divers Task Forces ‘Track 2’ du système des Nations Unies (UNCSR 1540). 1 Décembre 2022 L’Algérie vient d’être élue en qualité de vice-présidente de la 27e session de la Conférence Read More >

NESA (SSN)-AFRICOM-IEMed Sahel Workshop

On 08 February 2022 – as part of the continuing series of Strategic Studies Network (SSN) sub-regional working groups, NESA Center Professor Anne Moisan and Fahad Malaikah, in partnership with USAFRICOM and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), conducted Part I/II of a program entitled “The Sahel – Mediterranean Compendium: Sharing Perspectives on the Read More >

Algeria, a key player for reconciliation in Mali and sustainable peace in the Sahel

NESA Center Alumni Publication By Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui** 28 March 2021 Northeast Mali was shaken two weeks ago by a deadly terrorist attack against the Malian security forces. This attack was followed by others in areas in western Niger bordering Mali. It is certainly not insignificant that these Violent Extremist Organization (VEO) operations happens at Read More >

Terrorism in the Sahel and Sahara

According to the latest Global Terrorism Index (2018) published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Sahel-Sahara region ranks third in the world as the region most impacted by terrorism from 2002 to 2017, both in terms of the frequency of attacks and the total number of victims. The Middle East and North Africa Read More >

“African Solutions for African Problems” and Sahel-West African Terrorism

In an ideal world, the protection of civilians lay with their governments and not with foreign actors. In an ideal world, too, classical notions that the state has the monopoly over coercive force within its territorial boundaries will also hold sway. We do not however live in an ideal world. On the 13th August 2017 Read More >