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2023 Eastern Mediterranean Security Roundtable

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with theTurkish 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, Kuwait, Lebanon,...

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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 NESA-AFRICOM The Impact of the Changing Nature of Security on the Region Workshop

From 24–28 June 2024, the NESA Center, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command, held a focused workshop with 35 participants in Casablanca, Morocco, on"The Impact of the Changing Nature of Security on the Region." The senior government and civilian security experts came from seven countries to...

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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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APCSS Publishes New Book ‘Regionalism, Security & Cooperation in Oceania’

“Regionalism, Security & Cooperation in Oceania” is the latest book to be published by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The book is edited by APCSS professor Dr. Rouben Azizian and Dean of the College of Security Studies Carleton Cramer. According to Dr. Azizian,...

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Beyond the Geopolitics of the Quad

From 4 to 6 May 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in cooperation with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), the National Maritime Foundation, the Australian National University, and the Japanese Institute of International...

Water Security
Building Water Security on Small Pacific Islands

“Building Water Security on Small Pacific Islands” is a new paper authored by Dr. Ethan Allen for Security Nexus. In this paper, Allen states that “Across most small Pacific islands, municipal water sources are unreliable, of limited availability, and/or contaminated due to leaks and/or...

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China’s Manipulative Use of Climate Change

“China’s Manipulative Use of Climate Change” is the title of a paper by Dr. Deon Canyon forSecurity Nexus. This article details how China, through the use of irregular warfare tactics and outright deception, continues in their leading role of producing greenhouse gas emissions that exceed 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 Washington, D.C...

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Drying water thwarts rice self-sufficiency dream

ASC17-1 alumni Tenzin Namgyel (Butan) has published a second in a series of articles based on his Fellows Project. "Drying water thwarts rice self-sufficency dream" was published in Kuensel newspaper on July 10, 2017. The article looks at the impact of water shortages and poor agricultural...

Enhancing Maritime Resource Security in the Gulf of Thailand

Maritime Security is one of several focus areas for theAsia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. APCSS partnered with theWorld Ocean Councilto conduct a multi-national workshop on preserving the Gulf of Thailand’s maritime assets, held August 12-14 in Singapore. Titled “Enhancing Maritime...

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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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Executive Seminar: Strategic Competition and Regional Cooperation

From 4–15 December 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted the Executive Seminar (ES): “Strategic Competition and Regional Cooperation.” Throughout the two-week virtual event, the NESA Center hosted representatives from all over the world to discuss different...

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Gaming Major Power Rivalry and Climate Disasters Using Systems Tools

“Gaming Major Power Rivalry and Climate Disasters Using Systems Tools” is the title of paper by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Deon Canyon and former visiting scholar Jonathan Chan forSecurity Nexus. This paper documents a methodology for creating crisis-games that are designed to explore possible futures in...

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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...

Improving Science and Security Collaboration: Climate Change and Environmental Security in High Asia

Ms. Tumenjargal Shukh, Mongolia National Security Council, speaks on Climate Change & Security — National Approaches. Participants listen to panel...

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Inaugural Royal Jordanian National Defense College and Eisenhower School Student-Faculty Exchange, Hosted by the NESA Center

On 8 February 2023, the NESA Center facilitated the first-ever combined seminar between students and faculty from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy and the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC), on the topic ofGlobal Supply Chain Dynamics as They...

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Latest Issue of ‘per Concordiam’ on Migration Published on Marshall Center Website

By Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Sept. 24, 2018) – The latest issue of ‘per Concordiam’ is posted on the Marshall Center website at http://ow.ly/Ydqy30lWs25. This is the 32nd issue of ‘per Concordiam,’...

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Water shortage: Slow death of rural communities

ASC17-1 alumni Tenzin Namgyel (Butan) recently wrote an article onthe impact of drought and extreme weather events on rural villages. This article is based on his Fellows Project and was published in Kuensel newspaper on July 1, 2017 in both English and Dzongkha. According to Namgyel," Drinking...

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Could harvesting rainwater solve water shortage?

Tenzin Namgyel (ASC17-1) has another Fellows Project-related article on Water Security available. In this article, "Could harvesting rainwater solve water shortage?" Namgyel looks at how new technology and training in water harvesting techniques can help the people of Bhutan. Read the article...

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Villages grapple with water disputes and shortages

Here's a link to the latest article on water disputes and shortages from alumni - Tenzin Namgyel. http://www.kuenselonline.com/villages-grapple-with-water-disputes-and-shortages/ In the article, he discusses how water shortages in small villages are resulting in disputes and, in some cases,...

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NESA Center Update: October–December 2022

TheNESA CenterOctober–December2022 Updatefocuses 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 events. October–...

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Gulf International Forum: The Gulf in 2023 Expert Outlook

NESA Center Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat and Associate Professor David Des Roches provided predictions for the Gulf in 2023 for the Gulf International Forum publication titled "The Gulf in 2023 Expert Outlook" published on 12 January 2023. The Forum’s group of experts share their forecasts for...

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Alumni Publication: "A Compulsive Embrace Beneath the Afghanistan-Iran Water Conflict" by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

On 31 May 2023,The Diplomat published NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D’Souza's article"A Compulsive Embrace Beneath the Afghanistan-Iran Water Conflict." D'Souza argues that "Kabul and Tehran have conflicting claims over the Helmand river’s water, but other mutual interests bind the two sides...

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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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Turkey's role after the Black Sea grain deal collapse has become even more critical

On 24 July 2023, The National (UAE) published NESA Center regular speaker Professor Michaël Tanchum's Op-Ed "Turkey's role after the Black Sea grain deal collapse has become even more critical." Tanchum arguesAnkara is a vital link in some of the Middle East’s most vulnerable countries' wheat-to...

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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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Alumni Publication: "Could oil revenue sharing trigger another war in Libya?" by Mustafa Fetouri

On 20 July 2023, Middle East Monitor published NESA Center alumMustafa Fetouri's Op-Ed "Could oil revenue sharing trigger another war in Libya?" "Oil remains Libya's curse and blessing at the same time. It can be divisive, as it has been over the past decade, or a unifying factor in the...

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Alumni Publication: "The Politico-Military Crisis in Niger Intensifies the Risk of Blowing up the Sub-Saharan and North Africa Regions" by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui

On 6 August 2023, the NESA Center published alumnusDr. Arslan Chikhaoui's Op-Ed on the latest crisis in Nigerand its impact on the regional scale, titled"The Politico-Military Crisis in Niger Intensifies the Risk of Blowing up the Sub-Saharan and North Africa Regions." "The new reshaping of 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" byAya Kamil and Adele Malle, who are junior fellows at Carnegie. In the first article, Kamil argues that despite its role as a pioneer of progressive...

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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 Universitypublished NESA Center regular speaker Professor Michaël Tanchum's article"Can Singapore unlock Africa’s green hydrogen potential?" "Africa has a potentialto produce $1.06 trillion worth of green...

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Alumni Publication: "Indus Waters Treaty: Looking Back, Looking Ahead" by Uttam Kumar Sinha

On 21 September 2023,NatStrat published NESA Center alumUttam Kumar Sinha's article "Indus Waters Treaty: Looking Back, Looking Ahead." "The best option for India is to fulfill the IWT’s provisions, particularly on the western rivers. The Treaty allows storage up to 3.6 MAF and 13.4 lakh acres...

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Alumni Publication: "Does Libya have the ability to hold accountable those responsible for the Derna disaster?" by Mustafa Fetouri

On 28 September 2023,Middle East Monitor published NESA Center alumMustafa Fetouri's Op-Ed"Does Libya have the ability to hold accountable those responsible for the Derna disaster?" "Compared to previous investigations, the PG appears to be moving rather fast in attempting to provide answers to...

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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'sOp-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: "Earthquake in Afghanistan: Natural disasters, international isolation, and Taliban incapacity" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

On 18 October 2023, theMiddle East Institutepublished NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D'Souza's article "Earthquake in Afghanistan: Natural disasters, international isolation, and Taliban incapacity." "In natural disaster-prone Afghanistan, official familiarity with such calamities and...

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NESA Center Update: May – June 2023

TheNESA CenterMay – June 2023 Updatefocuses onGulfregion trends. The update also highlights May through June NESA Center programs and events, faculty and staff engagements, alumni contributions, and a calendar with upcoming events. Regional Trends – The Gulf: All Gulf countries are...

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National Intelligence Council Global Trends 2040 Report

Check out the latest edition of the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report,published in March 2021. Published every four years since 1997, Global Trends assesses the key trends and uncertainties that will shape the strategic environment for the United States during the next two...

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