Executive Seminar: Strategic Competition & Regional Cooperation

From 4–15 December 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted the Executive Seminar (ES) “Strategic Competition and Regional Cooperation.” Throughout the two-week virtual event, the NESA Center hosted representatives from all over the world to discuss different topics in security and strategic studies. The NESA Center invited several experts with Read More >

NEOM City: Integrated Campaigning and Competition with China

J5 ACADEMIC PAPERS Authors: Maj, Daniel Hall, USMC, USA; MAJ, Jonathan Lovelace, USA, USA; Maj, Brett McCormick, USMC, USA; and Maj, Michael Redding, USAF, USA 7 August 2023   Abstract: NEOM City is a planned futuristic metroplex that serves as a $500 billion cornerstone of the Vision 2030 strategic framework that reduces Saudi Arabia’s dependence Read More >

2023 Silk Road Future Leaders Seminar

From 22–26 May 2023, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies hosted an informative Silk Road Future Leaders Seminar focused on the theme, “Strategic Competition in Central and South Asia.” The seminar brought together the next generation of young military officers, diplomats, and academics from South and Central Asia.   There were 13 sessions organized around themes Read More >

Unvarnished Perspective of the Joint Concept for Competing (JCC)

CSAG INFORMATION PAPER By: Hubert Mroz, CDR, Polish Navy CSAG/CCJ5, Ibrahim Elveren, MJR, Turkey Army CSAG/CCJ5, Stipe Skelin, CDR, Croatian Navy CSAG/CCJ5, and Taewon Choi, LTC, Korean Army CSAG/CCJ5 21 September 2022 Subject: Analysis of the JCC, May 6, 2022, released by the Joint Staff. Purpose: To present the results of the CSAG’s analysis of Read More >

UK Withdrawal in the 1970s and Reduction of US Military Footprint in 2021: A Comparison

By: LCDR Stipe Skelin, HRV Navy, CSAG CCJ5 22 June 2022 Overview: This document proposes through the study of a historical case – the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Middle East (ME) in the 1970s – to establish a comparison with the continuous reduction of the US footprint. The political, financial, and military Read More >

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 >