Gawdat Bahgat, NESA With more than a billion people and abundant natural resources, the NESA region (the Middle East, South and Central Asia) enjoys tremendous geopolitical and geo-economic advantages. Furthermore, the NESA region occupies a strategic location, connecting different cultures and civilizations. Little wonder that, since the dawn of history, global powers have been interested Read More >
NESA Alumnus Abhijit Singh, affiliated with Observer Research Foundation, offers analysis on how navies have altered protocol to reduce crew exposures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s rapid spread among tightly packed ship crews. Read here.
Jeff Payne, NESA Center Greater attention is being directed to the wider Red Sea region due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen as well as increased state activity along the Horn littoral region. The current Covid-19 global pandemic reminds the world why the Red Sea remains important – it is a connective nexus for information, Read More >
NESA Alumni Antoine Levesques, IISS Research Fellow for South Asia and Viraj Solanki, IISS Research Fellow for South Asia, co-authored: “India–US relations in the age of Modi and Trump” about the foundations of an increasingly close bilateral relationship.
Few countries in the world can match Iran’s geo-economic and geo-political significance in the global energy markets. The country holds the world’s largest proven natural gas reserve (18.2 percent) and fourth oil reserves (9.3 percent). It is a founding member of both the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum Read More >