Central Africa Region

NESA Center Conducts Executive Seminar on Technology and Security

From 25 July to 5 August 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted an Executive Seminar that focused on how the security sector is informed by technological advances. The event’s topics included Autonomous/Unmanned Systems, Space, Cybersecurity, Artificial...

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NESA-AFRICOM Transnational Threats Part II/II: A Look at Shared Illicit Activities – Illegal Mining, Cultural Smuggling, and Wildlife Crime Online Roundtable

On 4 October 2023, NESA Center Professor Anne Moisan and Academic Specialist Fahad Malaikah conducted the “Transnational Threats: A Look at Shared Illicit Activities – Illegal Mining, Cultural Smuggling, and Wildlife Crime” online roundtable, the last in the series of in-person...

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October–December 2023 NESA Center Update

Read our latest report that highlights recent NESA Region climate change trends, programs & events, faculty & staff engagements, alumni contributions, and upcoming events. Click the link below to view the report.  Read the Latest Report [PDF] Read other NESA Center...

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Africa Organised Crime Index 2023

The ENACT Africa Organised Crime Index 2023 highlights longitudinal data trends and resilience to organised crime across the continent. The ENACT Index is a tool that measures and assesses levels of organised crime on the continent. It ranks the 54 countries on the continent according to their...

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Alumni Publication: "Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa" by Moha Ennaji

On 4 October 2023, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies published NESA Center alum Moha Ennaji's Op-Ed "Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa." "In his address at the climate change summit in Nairobi, António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, stated that...

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Alumni Publication: Transforming Higher Education in Africa by Moha Ennaji

NESA Center alumnus Moha Ennaji recently published an Op-Ed in Project Syndicate titled "Transforming Higher Education in Africa." "The COVID-19 pandemic has had a particularly devastating effect on African universities, revealing vast inequalities and a lack of technological capacity. Fixing...

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Alumni Survey Report: Perceptions of the Indo-Pacific – Views from the NESA Region

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CSAG Strategy Paper: Türkiye's Role in the USCENTCOM AOR

Overview: Türkiye has quite a unique position in many perspectives e.g., geographically, geopolitically and geoeconomically. It lies at the intersection of Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia (and Africa) with ties to all of them; it has a land connection to the CENTCOM AOR, and it controls...

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Mantraya Annual Report 2022-23

The Mantraya Annual Report 2022-23 was released on 09 January 2023. The report is an annual compilation of Mantraya’s policy briefs, analyses, occasional papers, and voices from the South Asia region. Mantraya is an independent research forum that seeks to make constructive...

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The Downsides of Digital Revolution: Confronting Africa’s Evolving Cyber Threats

The recently published report, "The Downsides of Digital Revolution: Confronting Africa’s Evolving Cyber Threats," examines four kinds of cyber-enabled threats: organized crime, critical infrastructure sabotage, espionage/surveillance and armed conflict innovation. The report was sponsored by...

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U.S. Africa Command 2023 Posture Statement to Congress

On 16 Mar 2023, U.S. Marine Corps General Michael Langley, Commander, U.S. Africa Command delivered the 2023 Posture Statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Watch the full testimony [YouTube link] Read the statement [PDF document]     The views presented in this...

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Report: "Lowering the Cost of Borrowing in Africa – The Role of Sovereign Credit Ratings"

On 03 April 2023, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released the report "Lowering the Cost of Borrowing in Africa – The Role of Sovereign Credit Ratings." "The role of credit rating agencies is critical in determining sovereign creditworthiness and, consequently, the cost of debt...

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