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2024 Tunisian National Defense Institute National Security Seminar

From 16–24 April 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command, held its annual Tunisian National Defense Institute (TNDI) National Security Seminar for 45 senior government officials from 14 Tunisian agencies, as well as the...

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NESA (SSN)-AFRICOM-IEMed Human Security Approach for 2030 Workshop

From 10–11 January 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies/Strategic Studies Network (SSN), in partnership with U.S. Africa Command and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), conducted the 10th annual workshop entitled “NESA (SSN)-AFRICOM-IEMed Human...

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NESA (SSN)-AFRICOM-IEMed Sahel Workshop

On 08 February 2022, as part of the continuing series of Strategic Studies Network (SSN) sub-regional working groups, NESA Center Professor Anne Moisan and Fahad Malaikah, in partnership with USAFRICOM and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), conducted Part I/II of a program...

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NESA-AFRICOM Transnational Threats Know No Borders Workshop

From 6–9 May 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with United States Africa Command, held a focused workshop with 29 participants in Casablanca, Morocco. The 29 senior government and civilian security experts came from 11 countries, including ...

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Tunisian National Defense Institute Security Seminar (Phase I of II)

In partnership with U.S. Africa Command, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted Phase I/II of the Tunisian National Defense Institute (NDI) Security Seminar in Tunis, Tunisia, on 9 January 2024. Professor Anne Moisan covered a Strategic Policy Approach...

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Tunisian NDI Program

From 21 to 31 March 2022, the NESA Center, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command, held its eleventh annual Tunisian National Defense Institute (NDI) National Security Seminar for 48 senior government officials from 18 Tunisian agencies. Led by its new Director, Sr Col Abdelkader Adouni,...

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Can Singapore unlock Africa’s green hydrogen potential?

On 15 September 2023, The Centre for African Studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University published NESA Center regular speaker Professor Michaël Tanchum's article "Can Singapore unlock Africa’s green hydrogen potential?" "Africa has a potential to produce $1.06...

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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: "The Geopolitics of Critical Minerals in Mediterrafrica" by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui

On 21 November 2023, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies published alum Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui's latest Op-Ed titled "The Geopolitics of Critical Minerals in Mediterrafrica." "In this new era of reshaping geopolitical alliances, Africa is emerging as a production region of strategic...

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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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Congressional Research Service Report: "Coup-Related Restrictions in U.S. Foreign Aid Appropriations"

On 12 December 2023, the Congressional Research Service published the In Focus report, "Coup-Related Restrictions in U.S. Foreign Aid Appropriations," on the events in Africa and Burma that have brought attention to a provision in annual State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS)...

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Alumni Publication: "Algeria-Turkey: Consolidating the Strategic Partnership" by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui

On 26 December 2023, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies published alum Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui's latest Op-Ed titled "Algeria-Turkey: Consolidating the Strategic Partnership." "The Algerian-Turkish bilateral relationship undoubtedly falls within the framework of the reshaping of the...

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Africa-to-Europe value chains: How nearshoring can mitigate Europe’s migration crisis and aid energy transition

On 08 February 2024, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development published NESA Center regular speaker Professor Michaël Tanchum's article, "Africa-to-Europe value chains: How nearshoring can mitigate Europe’s migration crisis and aid energy transition." "Africa-to-Europe...

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UNDP Report: "Soldiers and Citizens: Military Coups and the Need for Democratic Renewal in Africa"

In the years 2021–2022, Africa witnessed a significant rise in military coups and attempts with six successful coups and two failed attempts. This surge in unconstitutional changes of government (UCG) deviated from the previous decade’s trends and underscores the need to better understand the...

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Alumni Publication: "How can Asian fertiliser producers craft a win-win investment strategy for Africa?" by Michael Tanchum

On 22 April 2024, the Centre for African Studies at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore published NESA Center alum and regular speaker Professor Michael Tanchum's article, "How can Asian fertiliser producers craft a win-win investment strategy for Africa?" The article analyzes...

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LISTEN: Professor David Des Roches discusses Russia’s rebranding of Wagner group in Africa on VOA's Africa News Tonight

On 19 January 2024, NESA Center Professor David Des Roches discussed Russia’s rebranding of Wagner group in Africa as the “African Legion” on Voice of America's Africa News Tonight radio show. Listen on the VOA website or listen here starting at 3:40: The views...

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LISTEN: Professor David Des Roches discusses the morphing of the Wagner Group into the African Legion on VOA's Africa News Tonight

On 29 February 2024, NESA Center Professor David Des Roches discussed the Russian expansion in Africa and the morphing of the Wagner Group into the "African Legion" on Voice of America's Africa News Tonight radio show. Listen on the VOA website starting at 13:22 or...

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LISTEN: Professor David Des Roches discusses Russian disinformation in Africa on VOA's Africa News Tonight

On 09 March 2024, NESA Center Professor David Des Roches discussed Russian disinformation in Africa on Voice of America's Africa News Tonight radio show. Russian influence in Africa is expanding on so many levels. Diplomatically, experts say Russia’s overarching goal is to...

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