maritime security

Dialogues with the Perry Center - Season 2
Dialogues with the Perry Center - Season 2

We are excited to launch Season 2 of our video series, “Dialogues with the Perry Center,” hosted by Perry Center Professor Dr. Luis Bitencourt. In this Spanish-language episode, Dr. Bitencourt discusses climate change with Perry Center Associate Dean for Research and Publications Dr. Patrick...

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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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Indo-Pacific Minilateral Series: Maritime Security, the Indo-Pacific, and Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness Workshop

From 23–25 April 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, along with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), conducted a workshop entitled "Maritime Security, the Indo-Pacific, and Advancing Maritime Domain Awareness" in...

Maritime Security Coordination and Countertrafficking Operations Issues virtual workshop
Maritime Security Coordination and Countertrafficking Operations Issues

On 20 October 2021, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) conducted the Maritime Security Coordination and Countertrafficking Operations Issues virtual workshop in partnership with US Africa Command, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (WJPC), the...

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MARSEC Digital Series: Tensions in the Indo-Pacific

On Thursday, 6 April 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a digital chat with 25 NESA Center alumni on “Tensions in the Indo-Pacific.” Assistant Professor Jeffrey Payne led the conversation that marks the first of what will be an ongoing set of digital...

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Nepal Ambassador and Defense Attaché Engagement with the NESA Center

On 7 December 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies Acting Director COL David Lamm, USA (Ret.) and Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas hosted Nepal’s Ambassador Sridhar Khatri and Defense Attaché Brigadier Bhuwan Satyal, at NESA Center offices for discussions on...

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NESA Maritime Series: Indian Ocean Region Underwater Challenges Workshop

From 21 to 23 March 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a digital workshop that explored underwater security challenges in the wider Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The discussions discussed topics pertaining to military/security concerns, cyber and...

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New Insight on Maritime Domain Awareness Initiatives in ASEAN Region

Hoang Do, Research Official at the East Sea Institute, Vietnam, and CSC 22-1 DKI APCSS alumnus, has released a Security Nexus perspective paper titled “Popular MDA Initiatives and Implications for ASEAN.” This paper examines the impact of increasing Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) programs on...

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Omani Chief of Staff Sultan Armed Forces Program

On 21 September 2023, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies conducted a one-day program in Washington, D.C., with eight military officers from the Omani Chief of Staff Sultan Armed Forces. The day began with introductions and a welcome from NESA Center Acting Director COL David...

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Quadrilateral Critical and Emerging Technology Forum

From 16–18 August 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, the Pacific Forum, and Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted the Quadrilateral Critical and Emerging Technology Forum in San Diego, California....

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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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The Quad: Opportunities to Advance Shared Goals at the Crossroads of the Indo-Pacific Workshop

From 10–12 July 2023, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), along with its partner The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), hosted an Indo-Pacific themed program entitled...

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NESA Center Update: December 2022–February 2023

The NESA Center December 2022–February 2023 Update focuses on Near East South Asia Region trends regarding maritime security. The update also highlights December 2022 through February 2023 NESA Center programs & events, faculty & staff engagements, alumni contributions,...

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Alumni Publication: "New technologies will allow Indo-Pacific states to build ‘sovereign maritime domain awareness’" by David Brewster

On 3 August 2023, The Strategist published NESA Center alumnus David Brewster's Op-Ed "New technologies will allow Indo-Pacific states to build ‘sovereign maritime domain awareness.’" "A multi-faceted technological revolution is bringing MDA [maritime domain awareness] within reach of even...

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Alumni Publication: "High Time for Multi-Track Dialogues between Greece and Turkey" by Antonia Dimou

On 12 September 2023, Modern Diplomacy published NESA Center alumna Antonia Dimou's latest Op-Ed titled "High Time for Multi-Track Dialogues between Greece and Turkey." "...we can encourage and support our leaders in going down the road of completing the basis of...

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Alumni Publication: "The Potential of Palestinian Gas and the Role of Regional Powers: From Promise to Action" by Antonia Dimou

On 18 September 2023, Modern Diplomacy published NESA Center alumna Antonia Dimou's latest analysis titled "The Potential of Palestinian Gas and the Role of Regional Powers: From Promise to Action." "Recent progress on the Gaza marine gas field’s development is positive news and...

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Alumni Publication: "The 2023 Elections in Greece: Lessons and Expectations" by Antonia Dimou

This month, the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs (CCEIA) at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus published NESA Center alumna Antonia Dimou’s recent piece on lessons and expectations from the 2023 elections in Greece. Dimou's piece is included in the center's...

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Alumni Publication: "Getting Real About the 'Global Coast Guard'” by Commander Kevin Duffy

The U.S. Naval Institute published NESA Center alum Kevin Duffy’s latest Op-Ed “Getting Real About the ‘Global Coast Guard'” in the October issue of Proceedings. "During the 2023 State of the Coast Guard address, the service’s Commandant, Admiral Linda Fagan, noted the United States Coast Guard...

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Faculty Publication: "Indo-Pacific reluctance and the gulf: an examination of maritime domain awareness as an influence shaping regional maritime security efforts" by Jeffrey Payne

On 08 November 2023, the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region published NESA Center Assistant Professor Jeffrey Payne's paper "Indo-Pacific reluctance and the gulf: an examination of maritime domain awareness as an influence shaping regional maritime security efforts" in its ...

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Alumni Publication: "Counterpiracy Lessons for the Current Crisis in Yemen” by Commander Kevin Duffy

The U.S. Naval Institute published NESA Center alum Kevin Duffy’s latest Op-Ed, “Counterpiracy Lessons for the Current Crisis in Yemen,” in the January 2024 issue of Proceedings. "Over the past two months, international attention has been increasingly drawn to the waters...

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CSAG Strategy Paper: "Yemen After the KSA-Iran Agreement: From Dreams to Harsh Reality and How This Fed Houthi Behavior in the Current Crisis"

Overview: In 2014, Houthi rebels overtook Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, in a push for increased military and political power, starting Yemen’s long-lasting civil war. The chaos created by the Houthi insurgents jeopardized the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) ambition for stability in the region,...

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J5 Academic Paper: “Shining a Light on Iran’s Shadow War"

Iran’s Gray Zone Strategy Iran is running the world’s most effective gray zone campaign and hardly anyone has noticed. By combining a punishment strategy covered in plausible deniability with an influence strategy under the threshold of conflict, Iran is quietly reclaiming its place as the...

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2023 NESA Center Impact Report

The 2023 Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies Impact Report showcases the NESA Center alumni network, academic programming, and engagements spanning from fiscal year 2023 to the first quarter of fiscal year 2024. It particularly highlights the following areas of focus:...

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Alumni Publication: "Ship hijacking reveals Bangladesh’s maritime vulnerabilities" by Shafqat Munir

On 14 March 2024, The Daily Star published NESA Center alum Shafqat Munir's latest Op-Ed, "Ship hijacking reveals Bangladesh’s maritime vulnerabilities." "For Bangladesh, maritime security represents both a traditional and non-traditional security threat. As a coastal country,...

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Alumni Publication: "Comparative Security of the Maritime Flow of Petroleum-Based Energy" by Raghvendra Kumar

On 28 March 2024, Global Affairs Review published NESA Center alum Raghvendra Kumar's article, "Comparative Security of the Maritime Flow of Petroleum-Based Energy." "The security of the maritime flow of petroleum-based energy will be a critical determinant for both New Delhi and Beijing,...

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Alumni Publication: "India, Iran, and the Taliban’s Gamble on Chabahar" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

On 28 May 2024, The Diplomat published NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D'Souza's latest article titled "India, Iran, and the Taliban’s Gamble on Chabahar." "India is trying to breathe life into Iran’s long delayed Chabahar port. India Ports Global Limited (IPGL) and the...

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LISTEN: Professor David Des Roches discusses Houthi attacks on shipping vessels along the Red Sea on Africa News Tonight

On 27 December 2023, NESA Center Professor David Des Roches discussed the Houthi attacks on shipping vessels along the Red Sea on Voice of America's Africa News Tonight radio show. Listen on the VOA website or listen here starting at 13:05: The views...

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Maritime Governance Innovation Video Contest

In a contest organized by the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) in full partnership with Indonesia’s National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, individuals and small organizations with...

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Professor David Des Roches discusses U.S. response to Houthi attacks on shipping vessels in Red Sea

On 12 January 2024, NESA Center Professor David Des Roches discussed the U.S. response to the Houthi attacks on shipping vessels in the Red Sea on Al Jazeera News (English). Watch: Des Roches was also quoted in a Breaking Defense article titled "Strikes in Yemen may be...

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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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