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2023 Eastern Mediterranean Security Roundtable

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with the Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies (TASAM), a leading Turkish think-tank, held a roundtable discussion in Istanbul, Türkiye, from 17–19 July 2023. Scholars from Bahrain, Egypt, Israel,...

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2023 Indian Ocean Island Forum

From 10–12 May 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a forum in Bangkok, Thailand with its partners on environmental security challenges throughout the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). With a particular focus on the specific challenges facing Indian Ocean...

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2023 Lebanese Armed Forces Seminar

From April 10–14, 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a seminar titled “An Evolving World Order” at National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, DC. The program was designed to provide an academic setting in which these officers could examine ideas...

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2023 NESA-AFRICOM Changing Nature of Security, Capacity, and Institutions Workshop

From 11–16 June 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command, the “NESA-AFRICOM Changing Nature of Security, Capacity, and Institutions Workshop” in Casablanca, Morocco. Security discussions on capacity building and the...

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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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Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CTSES): “Technological Innovation & Security Challenges in the NESA Region”

From 22–26 January 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CTSES) titled “Technological Innovation & Security Challenges in the NESA Region,” held at National Defense University in...

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Executive Seminar: Maritime Security in the NESA Region & Beyond

From 30 January to 10 February 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted an Executive Seminar (ES) focused on the maritime domain and the challenges/threats that exist there. The seminar’s proceedings included conversations on autonomous/unmanned systems, the...

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Gulf Security Roundtable Discussion

From 25–26 April 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held a Gulf security roundtable discussion in partnership with the Qatari Armed Forces Center for Strategic Studies and Chatham House in London. NESA Center Deputy Director COL David Lamm, USA (Ret.) and...

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Maj. Afua Boahema-Lee Publishes Climate Change Article

“Comparative Study on Climate Change in Thailand, Vietnam” is the latest article by U.S. Army Maj. Afua Boahema-Lee, published in Liaison, a journal of civil-military disaster management and humanitarian relief collaborations. Boahema-Lee presents a comprehensive, comparative study on...

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Mongolian Sand and Dust Storms’ Impacts on Asia-Pacific Environmental Security

“Mongolian Sand and Dust Storms’ Impacts on Asia-Pacific Environmental Security” is the latest research paper for Security Nexus, DKI APCSS’ academic journal. The author, Dr. J. Scott Hauger, is an environmental expert and former faculty member at DKI APCSS. According to his research,...

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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 Center Strategic Studies Network MENA Workshop

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held a Strategic Studies Network (SSN) meeting in Manama, Bahrain, from 14–16 March 2023. Twelve representatives of civil society from the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region participated in a roundtable discussion. NESA Center...

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NESA-AFRICOM 2023 Workshop Series and NESA Center Women, Peace, and Security E-Book Release

From 29 April – 6 May 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command, held three back-to-back workshop series in Bangkok, Thailand, for senior government and civilian security experts and a “whole of society” approach from 24...

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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 and...

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NESA-IISS South Asian Security Forum in Bahrain

25 to 27 March 2022 – The NESA Center and its partner, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), co-hosted the sixth annual South Asian Strategic Forum in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This unique Track 1.5 dialogue brought together 40 participants from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan,...

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Security Opportunities in the MENA Region

From 21–25 August 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted an inaugural seminar focused on identifying security challenges in the MENA region and exploring potential opportunities for cooperation. The five-day seminar was titled “Security Opportunities in the...

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Senior Executive Seminar: Climate Change and Security

From 14–18 November 2022, the Near East South Asia Center (NESA) hosted a Senior Executive Seminar (SES) titled “Climate Change and Security.” The seminar started with a welcome and introduction from Course Director Dr. Gawdat Bahgat and then a welcome from Acting Director COL David Lamm, USA...

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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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SSN: Environmental Security Seminar

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held its "Strategic Studies Network (SSN) Environmental Security" seminar in Washington, D.C., from 22–24 April 2024 for 21 participants from 18 countries. The three-day seminar had the goal of bringing together participants to...

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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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NESA Center Update: October–December 2022

The NESA Center October–December 2022 Update focuses on Near East South Asia Region trends regarding climate change. The update also highlights October through December 2022 NESA Center programs & events, faculty & staff engagements, alumni contributions, and upcoming...

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Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Report: "Climate-Smart Education Systems Framework"

On 6 April 2023, Global Partnership for Education (GPE) released the paper "Toward Climate-Smart Education Systems: A 7-Dimension Framework for Action," which proposes a seven-dimension framework to leverage potential entry points and address gaps within national education systems to...

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Climate Change Threatens Turkey’s Role as a Food Supplier to Europe and the Middle East

On 18 July 2023, The Turkey Analyst published NESA Center regular speaker Professor Michaël Tanchum's article "Climate Change Threatens Turkey’s Role as a Food Supplier to Europe and the Middle East." "The persistence of high food inflation in Turkey belies a deeper problem. Turkish agrifood...

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The Russia-Ukraine war forces Egypt to face the need to feed itself: Infrastructure, international partnerships, and agritech can provide the solutions

On 25 July 2023, the Middle East Institute published NESA Center regular speaker Professor Michaël Tanchum's article "The Russia-Ukraine war forces Egypt to face the need to feed itself: Infrastructure, international partnerships, and agritech can provide the solutions." Tanchum provides the...

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Climate Change and Gender in Morocco and Jordan

Last month, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published a set of articles titled "Climate Change and Gender in Morocco and Jordan" by Aya Kamil and Adele Malle, who are junior fellows at Carnegie. In the first article, Kamil argues that despite its role as a pioneer of...

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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: "Gender, climate and cohesion - Uncovering the linkages between climate change, human security and gender in Jordan"

NESA Center alumna Dr. Majd Al Naber co-authored the research paper "Gender, climate and cohesion - Uncovering the linkages between climate change, human security and gender in Jordan," published by the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) Institute on 6 December 2023. Introduction...

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Alumni Publication: "Les enjeux stratégiques issus de la COP 28" by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui

On 16 December 2023, L'Expression published NESA Center alum Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui's article, "Les enjeux stratégiques issus de la COP 28" (in French). "Tous s’accordent sur une réduction progressive à un horizon au-delà de 2040, sauf en ce qui concerne le gaz naturel qui est pour...

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Alumni Publication: "Afghanistan Left Out of Global Climate Change Conversation" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

On 19 December 2023, The Diplomat published NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D'Souza's article, "Afghanistan Left Out of Global Climate Change Conversation." "Afghanistan under the Taliban was once again shunned from the COP28 climate change conference," writes D'Souza. Read...

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Alumni Publication: "Reimagining Agriculture as a Culprit and Victim of Climate Change in the Global Village" by Lt Col Thokozani Chazema

On 28 December 2023, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies published NESA Center alum Lt Col Thokozani Chazema's article, "Reimagining Agriculture as a Culprit and Victim of Climate Change in the Global Village." ABSTRACT: Climate is an important factor in agricultural production....

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Alumni Publication: "2024: What to Expect in Afghanistan" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D'Souza recently authored a piece on what to expect in Afghanistan in 2024, which was published in The Diplomat magazine's 110th issue cover story, "2024: What to Expect in the Asia-Pacific," on 1 January 2024. The January 2024 issue identifies major...

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NESA Center Update: October – December 2023

The NESA Center October – December 2023 Update focuses on climate change trends. The update also highlights October through December NESA Center programs and events, faculty and staff engagements, alumni contributions, and a calendar with upcoming events. Regional...

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Report: 7 Global Risks to Watch in 2024

On 22 January 2024, Agora Strategy published the report, "From Ballots and Bullets to Bytes: 7 Global Risks to Watch in 2024," which NESA Center alumna Antonia Dimou contributed to. According to the report, the 7 global risks to watch in 2024 are: 1) Elections weakening democracy; 2) Wars...

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Alumni Publication: "Afghanistan’s Climate Crisis: Addressing Drivers of Conflict" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

On 10 February 2024, The Diplomat published NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D'Souza's article, "Afghanistan’s Climate Crisis: Addressing Drivers of Conflict." "Helping Afghans deal with climate-induced emergencies could aid in addressing the drivers of unending conflict and...

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Alumni Publication: "Understanding environmental crimes" by Thusitha Bulathgama

On 4 February 2024, The Morning published NESA Center alum Thusitha Bulathgama's article, "Understanding environmental crimes." "It is important to have sufficient energy, food, minerals, and water to support stable and prosperous societies. With the development of technology, people...

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Research Report: Power of Three: Role of Academia, Media & Think Tanks in Security Reform

The NESA Center, in collaboration with the think tank Jinnah Institute (JI), published the research report "Power of Three: Role of Academia, Media & Think Tanks in Security Reform" following a day-long seminar hosted by both organizations on 13 September 2022 on "Academia, Media, and...

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Alumni Publication: "India’s Long Road to Net-Zero" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

On 9 April 2024, The Diplomat published NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D'Souza's latest Op-Ed on India's "green transition" titled "India’s Long Road to Net-Zero." "With ambitious targets, the green transition is a huge challenge for India," writes D'Souza. Read...

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Alumni Publication: "Can India and the United States Bridge the Climate Gap?" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

On 13 April 2024, The National Interest published NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D'Souza's article, "Can India and the United States Bridge the Climate Gap?". "Both India and the United States have set ambitious 2030 targets for climate action and clean energy," writes D'Souza...

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Alumni Publication: "Meeting the Climate Crisis in Afghanistan" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

On 29 April 2024, The Diplomat published NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D'Souza's latest article on the climate crisis in Afghanistan. "As the dilemma on recognition and assistance remains unresolved, Afghanistan will be subjected to a vicious cycle of conflict with climate...

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Thoughts on US- UAE agreement on Green Energy

Speaking to Prolific Solutions, I discuss the UAE's long involvement in green energy and its recent agreement with the US.     https://twitter.com/i/status/1588643406179602433

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NESA Center Alumna Shanthie D'Souza to teach at UMass Amherst as the Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair in Public Policy

Congratulations to Shanthie D'Souza, a NESA Center alumna from India, who will be the Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair in Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for the Spring 2024 semester. D'Souza will be teaching and conducting research on Global Climate Change and...

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: Indian Ocean Security

On 28–29 February, The Pathfinder Foundation is hosting the Indian Ocean Security Conference - Phase III via Zoom. The event will focus on the following themes in an Indo-Pacific context: Indo-Pacific strategy and its implications on the Indian Ocean community. Underwater Domain...

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Professor Jeff Payne speaks at Indian Ocean Security Conference

On 28–29 February, The Pathfinder Foundation hosted the Indian Ocean Security Conference - Phase III. The event focused on the following themes in an Indo-Pacific context: Indo-Pacific strategy and its implications on the Indian Ocean community. Underwater Domain Awareness:...

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: "Fueling India's Development: ESG and the Geopolitics of Climate Change"

On Monday, April 1, 2024 from 9:30-10:30am EST, Dr. Sanjaya Baru, Founder-Trustee, Forum for National Security Studies, India; Distinguished Fellow, United Service Institution of India and Centre for Air Power Studies, will deliver a lecture titled "Fueling India's Development: ESG and...

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: "Is India climate-change ready?"

On Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 9:30AM to 10:30AM EDT, NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D'Souza is hosting a one-hour Zoom discussion that will explore India's preparedness for climate change. This webinar is sponsored by the South Asia Section of the American Society...

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: "India's Energy Policy and Practice"

On Friday, April 12, 2024 at 9:30am EST, Mr. Narendra Taneja will deliver a lecture titled "India's Energy Policy and Practice" via Zoom. The talk is the final iteration of the India Lab Webinar Series on India's Climate, Energy, and Geopolitics, hosted by the ...

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: "India's Climate Change Preparedness and Energy Transition Pathways"

On Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST, NESA Center alumna Dr. Shanthie Mariet D'Souza will deliver a lecture on India's Climate Change Preparedness and Energy Transition Pathways via Zoom. [[{"fid":"483543","view_mode":"original_version","fields":{"format":"...

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