Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies

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Annual NESA-IISS Southern Asia Security Conference

From 24-26 September 2021, Dean Dr. Roger Kangas along with Professor Dr. Hassan Abbas and Professor John Gill participated in the restart of the annual NESA-IISS Southern Asia Security Conference in Bahrain. This was the 14th iteration of the conference after a hiatus in 2020 because of...

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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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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...

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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PMR Design for the Saudi Arabian National Defense University

On 30 September 2021, NESA Professors Dr. Michael Bell and Charles Marks delivered the preliminary design to transform the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College into the Saudi Arabian National Defense University. The NESA team presented the details of the design to our partners at the...

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Qatari Diplomatic Institute Virtual Seminar

From 08-10 November 2021, Dr. Gawdat Bahgat led the Qatari Diplomatic Institute Virtual Seminar to help foster a shared understanding of the evolving strategic landscape in the Middle East and promote mutual cooperation. The seminar was attended by over 100 officials from the Qatari Ministry...

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Senior Executive Seminar “Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Strategic Implications for the NESA Region”

From 20 September to 24 September, the NESA Center conducted a weeklong Senior Executive Seminar on the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and the strategic implications for the NESA region. Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, Dr. Hassan Abbas, and Dr. Richard Russell moderated discussions with...

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Washington Embassy Orientation Seminar 01-22

From 18–22 October 2021, the NESA Center conducted the Washington Embassy Orientation, attended by diplomats and defense attachés from over nineteen countries. This week-long orientation, titled “Working in Washington,” featured a range of speakers, including diplomats, national security...

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