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Chatham House Workshop on Iran

On Monday, February 21, 2022 the NESA Center, in partnership with Chatham House, held a hybrid round-table discussion on the nuclear negotiation between Iran and global power in Vienna, Austria. The discussion was led by NESA Center Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas and moderated by NESA...

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DKI APCSS professor contribute to book on Russia’s Global Reach

DKI APCSS professors Wade Turvold, Michael Burgoyne, and Michael Dorschner have contributed to a new book, “Russia’s Global Reach: A Security and Statecraft Assessment” published by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Professor’s Wade Turvold, Michael Burgoyne,...

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Executive Seminar: Strategic Power Competition in a Multipolar World

From 5–16 December 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted an Executive Seminar (ES) titled “Strategic Power Competition in a Multipolar World.” The virtual seminar’s focus on strategic power competition helped define what “global power” and “competition”...

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For Situational Awareness: Marshall Center’s Loisach Group to Host Event at the Munich Security Conference

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 31, 2018) – Important for Marshall Center Staff and Faculty to know is that the Marshall Center’s and the Munich Security Conference’s Loisach Group will be hosting a roundtable discussion at the Munich Security Conference 2018. This discussion will...

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German-American Officials Explore Transatlantic ‘Backbone’ at Munich Security Conference

By Christine June George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies MUNICH (Feb. 22, 2018) – Just in the past five years, events like the Annexation of Crimea and political changes in the U.S. and Europe have some officials and members of civil society publicly voicing their...

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International Military Officers’ Forum

From 1-5 November 2021, the NESA Center hosted foreign military officers assigned to U.S. Central Command in Tampa in Washington D.C. for an International Military Officers’ Forum titled “World Power Competition and Middle East Turmoil.” NESA Center experts, including Professor Dr. Richard...

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MABAL – Israel National Defense College Washington Program

On 21 June 2022, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies hosted 24 students and faculty from the Israel National Defense College (INDC) at Lincoln Hall on Fort McNair in Washington, DC. NESA Center Director LTG Terry A. Wolff, USA (Ret.) headed a discussion on the Russia-...

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Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces Executive Leadership Program

From 23 September until 7 October 2022 the NESA Center, in partnership with Raytheon, conducted the eighteenth iteration of the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) Executive Leadership Program. As in other programs, this course brings senior military officers (all on this specific...

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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...

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The 6th Great Power Competition Conference

On 8 December 2022, the University of South Florida (USF), in collaboration with the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, held the 6th Great Power Competition (GPC) Conference titled “Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for the Central Region.” This...

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The Nature of Power: A Metcalfe’s Law National Security Strategy

“The Nature of Power: A Metcalfe’s Law National Security Strategy” by James Sullivan is the latest paper written for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus. In his paper, Sullivan says that “the world is at a crossroads is true, but not in the way it is popularly understood.” He states, “Peer...

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: A Tenable Provider of Security in Post-2014 Central Asia?

Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) service as a security provider in post-2014 Central Asia?  Dr. Jeffrey Reeves discusses whether, and to what degree, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) can fulfill this role in his new article “The Shanghai Cooperation...

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The Sino-Russian Approach to the Maritime: A Mare Clausem System?

“The Sino-Russian Approach to the Maritime: A Mare Clausem System?” is the title of a paper by Dr. John Hemmings for Security Nexus. This article highlights how the increase in resources and focus gives US forces the ability to push back and fight in the information domain, a space...

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Uzbekistan Group Meetings

From 12–16 December 2022, the NESA Center team of Dean Dr. Roger Kangas, Distinguished Professor Dr. Hassan Abbas, and Research Assistant Michelle Hanssen visited Tashkent, Uzbekistan to hold a series of meetings and visits that focused on reconnecting with Uzbek partners after the Covid-19...

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Washington Seminar “A Superpower Awakens: Managing Security in Ukraine and the Middle East in the Modern Age”

On Wednesday, 21 September 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Washington Seminar Discussion in Washington, D.C. The seminar was titled “A Superpower Awakens: Managing Security in Ukraine and the Middle East in the Modern Age.” NESA Center Director...

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Washington Seminar: “Is the U.S. Pulling Out of the Middle East?”

On 21 April 2022, The Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies hosted another Washington webinar to explore the security challenges facing the Middle East and South Asia. The U.S. national security strategies, over the past two presidential administrations, have called for more...

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Alumni Survey Report: Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has dealt yet another challenge with global economic and humanitarian repercussions. In April 2022, the NESA Center surveyed its global alumni network of almost 12,000 security professionals from more than 150 countries to assess the global impact of the invasion, as...

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CSAG Information Paper: What is Behind the Humanitarian Policy of the Russian Federation

Subject: What is behind (Концепция гуманитарной политики Российской Федерации за рубежом)? The Concept of the Russian Humanitarian Policy document. Purpose: To present a rational and literal analysis for the contents and timing of the humanitarian abroad policy of the Russian...

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CSAG Strategy Paper: The Prospect of Cooperation and Integration among Central Asian States

Overview: In recent years, regional cooperation has been promoted in Central Asia, and the trend of regionalization and regionalism is emerging. Regionalization can be described as a spontaneous bottom-up process. In contrast, regionalism is defined as the political will (hence ‘ism’ is attached...

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Faculty Publication: Geo-policy and Energy in 2022 by Dr. Gawdat Bahgat

On 3 January 2023, NESA Center Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat published "Geo-policy and Energy in 2022" in RiEnergia - ambiente e risorse, punto per punto. "Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 brought major disruptions to the global energy system and heightened Europe’s...

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Russia and Crimea, Terrorism in Russia, Crisis in Ukraine, the Independence of Kosovo. FALL 2015

The Fall 2015 issue of Connections: The Quarterly Journal addresses two main themes: (1) how the Ukraine crisis is perceived in Central Asia, and (2) can the NATO campaign against Milosevic in 1999 and the independence of Kosovo, declared several years later, serve as precedent, and...

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Russia and South Caucasus. Russia vs. US/EU through Georgia and Ukraine. SPRING 2015

The Spring 2015 issue of Connections presents several independent opinions on the Russia - South Caucasus relationship and highlights difficulties of integration in the case of South Ossetia and Abkhazia; other contributions examine Russia vs. EU/US through Georgia and Ukraine case...

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Russia's hybrid warfare, crisis in Ukraine, programs in intelligence studies in Germany. WINTER 2016

The Winter 2016 issue of Connections presents original articles on Russia's hybrid warfare toolset and its Soviet predecessors, the crisis in Ukraine, caused by the annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin-backed separatist forces in South-Eastern Ukraine, the enduring validity of Clausewitz's "On War...

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Russian Aggression In Ukraine And Outcome In South Asia

APCSS alumnus Binoj Basnyat writes, "When the world is being wedged by COVID-19 the war now has added to the predicament. A third of global wheat and barley, over half of world’s sunflower seed oil is produced in Russia and Ukraine." "The Russo-Ukraine War-II has divided South Asia, will...

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The Post-Soviet World. WINTER 2018

The Winter 2018 issue of Connections provides a comprehensive view on Russia's attitude towards, and relations with Bulgaria, Montenegro, Georgia, and Ukraine, with focus on increasing tensions as a result of the consistent use of its hybrid toolbox. Another article looks into cross-border...

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The Role of Strategic Communications in the Security Sector. NATO and Russia in the South Caucasus. SUMMER 2017

The Summer 2017 issue of Connections presents original research in the role of strategic communication, or StratCom, in shaping the image of a security sector organization with examples from the experience of the US and Ukraine, lessons learned from the decades long conflict in Western Sahara, and...

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