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Discussion with the Director of the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies

On 30 March 2023, a group from the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, including Deputy Director COL David Lamm, USA (Ret.); Professor Dr. Jennifer Jefferis; Professor Dr. Michael Sharnoff; Executive Officer Sam Marrero; Outreach and Alumni Coordinator Christopher Muller...

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Exploring vulnerabilities in Papua New Guinea’s National Security

A recent paper by Francis Hualupmomi, Ph.D., published in Security Nexus and titled “System Perspective,” explores vulnerabilities in Papua New Guinea’s national security. The paper contends that these weaknesses are rooted in a complex governance structure with multiple stakeholders....

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Iraq Capstone and Iraq’s National Defense College Visit

On 20-24 September 2021, the NESA Center hosted a delegation from the Iraq Capstone and Iraq’s National Defense College for a five-day seminar series. Amidst the ongoing Iraq-United States Strategic Dialogue, the United States Department of Defense sought to provide its Iraqi counterparts with...

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NESA Center Faculty Conduct a Third Annual Strategic Dialogue with the Armenian National Defense Research University

From 18–21 March 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies convened a seminar-based dialogue on national strategic issues led by NESA Center faculty members Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas, Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, Professor Richard Wiersema, and Associate Dean Charles Marks...

Perry Center and the Ministry of Defense of Ecuador Held Executive Seminar in Quito
Perry Center and the Ministry of Defense of Ecuador Held Executive Seminar in Quito

The Ministry of Defense of Ecuador and the Perry Center held an Ecuador-United States Executive Seminar on “How to Strengthen National and Regional Security” from June 17-19 in Quito, Ecuador. The seminar addressed US and Ecuadorian national policies, strategies, and processes and the...

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Tunisian National Defense Institute National Security Seminar

On March 24–25, 2021 – The NESA Center in partnership with US Africa Command held its tenth annual Tunisian National Defense Institute (NDI) National Security Seminar for 45 senior government officials from 14 Tunisian agencies. The NDI led by the Director, Commodore...

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Tunisian National Defense Institute National Security Seminar

From 6–15 March 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), held its twelfth annual Tunisian National Defense Institute (NDI) National Security Seminar for 49 senior government officials from 18 Tunisian agencies. ...

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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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Washington Embassy Orientation & Washington Seminar 2023

From 30 October to 3 November 2023, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies held a Washington Embassy Orientation (WEO) combined with a Washington Seminar at the Army Navy Club in Washington D.C. The WEO engaged 48 participants from 25 countries and the Washington Seminar had 53 participants...

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Washington Embassy Orientation Seminar

From 17–21 October 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a Washington Embassy Orientation (WEO) Seminar in Washington, D.C. The week-long orientation, titled “Working in Washington,” featured a range of speakers, including diplomats, national security...

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Alumni Publication: "Hidden Horrors: Online Child Pornography" by Charani Patabendige

On 16 August 2023, Asia Pacific Security Magazine (APSM) published NESA Center alumna Charani Patabendige's article "Hidden Horrors: Online Child Pornography" on child pornography laws, national security implications, and challenges. "Child pornography is often viewed as a...

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Alumni Publication: “Analysis of Money Laundering in Sri Lanka: A National Security Saboteur" by Charani Patabendige

On 30 October 2023, the International Journal of Security Studies & Practice at the University of North Georgia Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies published NESA Center alumna Charani Patabendige's article titled “Analysis of Money Laundering in Sri Lanka: A National...

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Alumni Publication: "Warfare Strategies in the Twenty-First Century" by Eman Ragab

NESA Center alumna Eman Ragab's new edited book, "Warfare Strategies in the Twenty-First Century," published by the al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, is out in bookstores now and available for purchase. Book Description: In the twenty-first century, the conventional...

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Congressional Research Service Report: "The AI Executive Order and Its Potential Implications for DOD"

On 12 December 2023, the Congressional Research Service published the Insight report, "The AI Executive Order and Its Potential Implications for DOD." Overview: On October 20, 2023, President Biden issued an Executive Order (E.O.) on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy...

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Alumni Publication: “Combating Online Falsehoods: Striking a Balance Between Freedom of Expression and National Security in Sri Lanka" by Charani Patabendige

In December 2023, the Sri Lanka Military Academy Journal published NESA Center alumna Charani Patabendige's analysis, "Combating Online Falsehoods: Striking a Balance Between Freedom of Expression and National Security in Sri Lanka." Patabendige's research article is from page 15 to 26...

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Alumni Publication: "Defending National Security: Uniting Against Corruption and Bribery with Whistleblower Empowerment" by Charani Patabendige

On 24 January 2024, the Sri Lanka Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) published NESA Center alumna Charani Patabendige's paper, "Defending National Security: Uniting Against Corruption and Bribery with Whistleblower Empowerment," in the INSS Defence Review 2023 Volume VI....

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Alumni Publication: "Changing Threat Dimensions; Preventing Extremism in The Digital Age" by Charani Patabendige

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University in Ratmalana, Sri Lanka recently published NESA Center alumna Charani Patabendige's paper, "Changing Threat Dimensions; Preventing Extremism in The Digital Age," in its Defence and Strategic Studies Proceedings Book of the 2023...

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Alumni Publication: "Analyzing Air Connectivity, Air Diplomacy, and National Security in Sri Lanka-India Relations" by Charani Patabendige

The Sri Lanka Air Force recently published NESA Center alumna Charani Patabendige's paper, "Analyzing Air Connectivity, Air Diplomacy, and National Security in Sri Lanka-India Relations," in its Journal of Colombo Air Symposium 2023. Abstract: Indo-Sri Lanka relationships date back...

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Alumni Publication: "SL’s econ. development & nat. security: Political stability essential" by Kalpani Gunathilaka Danangalage

On 2 April 2024, The Morning and published NESA Center alumna Kalpani Gunathilaka Danangalage's article, "SL’s econ. development & nat. security: Political stability essential." "Political stability is the cornerstone of a country's socio-economic development as it provides an...

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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: "Social Media, Democracy and National Security" by Charani Patabendige

On 29 May 2024, Eurasia Review published NESA Center alumna Charani Patabendige's latest Op-Ed titled "Social Media, Democracy and National Security." "This article attempts to look briefly into types of democracies and showcase the relationship between social media and democracy, the...

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