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NESA-AFRICOM Roundtable: “The Use of Disinformation”

On 30 July, NESA Professor Anne Moisan held the fifth edition of the NESA-AFRICOM roundtable webinar series with a select group of alumni and an AFRICOM representative.  The session was themed around “The Use of Disinformation” within a North African regional context. With the growth of social media, disinformation has become an increasingly potent political Read More >

Executive Seminar “Managing New Technology and Security”

From 13 July through 17 July, NESA hosted an Executive Seminar on emerging technology and its impacts on international security. The seminar was attended by 38 foreign service and military officers from 18 countries. During the seminar, participants identified developments in technology such as social media, unmanned aerial vehicles, hypersonic missiles, artificial intelligence, and new Read More >

Washington Seminar: “Making Sense of the U.S. Media Landscape in 2020”

The NESA Center hosted a virtual Washington Seminar discussion titled “Making Sense of the U.S. Media Landscape in 2020” on 9 July, 2020. The event featured a panel discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session, with NPR Pentagon reporter Tom Bowman, Northwestern Professor Stephanie Edgerly, and Pew Research Director Katerina Matza. The event was attended by Read More >

Privacy and Surveillance, Freedom and Censorship in the Digital Age

Governments in the NESA region have been grappling with the privacy-security dilemma and technology for many years. This quandary is becoming especially critical now as governments deal with the multiple public health and socioeconomic challenges of COVID-19. It heightens concerns about the national security implications of the use of emerging technologies such as facial recognition Read More >

The Evolution of Islamic State’s Strategy

Despite having a vast number of forces arrayed against it – the United States-led coalition, Putin’s Moscow, Iran and its proxy, Hezbollah, Kurdish Peshmerga and the regimes in Baghdad and Damascus – Islamic State (IS) has expanded into other areas. Despite losing territory in Iraq and Syria, IS is growing in the Far East, the Read More >

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