Leader Development

2023 Royal Jordanian National Defense College Strategic Leadership Seminar

From 21–30 August 2023, the NESA Center conducted the “Perspectives on Strategic Leadership Seminar” with students and faculty of the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC) in Amman, Jordan. Seminar content and instruction was led by NESA Center Associate Dean Charles Marks and...

Emile Ouedraogo
A Conversation with Emile Ouedraogo on Military Professionalism in Africa

Longtime friend of the Africa Center, Dr. Emile Ouedraogo spoke to us recently about military professionalism. Dr. Ouedraogo retired in 2012 as a colonel in the Burkina Faso Army and then served as a member of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso and the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja. He was...

Chilean Air Force Visit the Perry Center
Chilean Air Force Visit the Perry Center

Perry Center hosted a Chilean Air Force delegation. Twenty-nine members of the Chilean Air Force led by Commodore Guillermo Pino, Director of the Education Division of the Chilean Air Force, and Colonel Rodrigo Grunert, Director of the Air War Academy, visited the Perry Center. The group was...

Defense Security Cooperation University Military Officer NESA Center Orientation

On Thursday, 27 July 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies welcomed three U.S. military officers who attended the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) seven-week training and education program, which includes the Fundamentals and Application of Security...


DIILS Congratulates our Alumna, Captain Grace Ajierh from Kenya, who completedthe Female Military Officers Course co-organized by UN Women and the International PeaceSupport Training Center. Grace graduated from DIILS 2015 Military Law Development ProgramResident Course. (also shown in the...

Col Cooper presents the Challenge Coin to Lt Gen (Ret) Hata
DLIELC unveils Wall Of Fame inductees

By Senior Airman Warburton JBSA-Lackland, TX The DLIELC unveiled their wall of fame inductees Aug. 21, at the DLIELC on JBSA Lackland. “In the 61 years since DLI’s English Language Center has been established, there have been many students who have made significant contributions in...

Future Leaders Program
Future Leaders Program

As part of the Maritime Security Challenges conference, 14 men and women are participating in the Future Leaders Program (FLP). This program is a new feature of the Maritime Security Challenges conference series for 2016. FLP is an initiative of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for...

Ideological necrophilia
Ideological Necrophilia

“Ideological Necrophilia” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS alum Yovani E. Chavez, (Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism course 14-1) forSecurity Nexus. This paper cites how the refusal of new ideas, evolution or change may be considered to be a form of “ideological”...

Nazeehah Khan
Intern Spotlight: Nazeehah Khan

Name: Nazeehah Khan University: University of Hawaii at Manoa Area of study: Political Science with a focus on South and Southeast Asian politics in relation to post-colonialism, water security, Islam, and indentured labor from India to Fiji. Hometown/Where you are from: Honolulu,...

Intern Spotlight: Borjana Lubura-Winchester

Here's our first featured spotlight on the interns who actively participate in APCSS programs. Name: Borjana Lubura-Winchester University: Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace&Conflict Resolution, University of Hawaii Area of study: Geopolitics, Globalization, Conflict...

Intern Spotlight: Khoa Huynh

Name: Khoa Huynh University: University of Hawaii at Manoa Area of study: Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.) and Asian Studies (M.A.) Hometown/Where you are from: Mary “Crab Cakes and Football” Land Professional writing or activity of note: Khoa was recently elected an Associate Member...

Sakaria “Sai” Auelua-Toomey
Intern Spotlight: Sakaria “Sai” Auelua-Toomey

Name: Sakaria “Sai” Auelua-Toomey University: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Area of study: Psychology and Communicology Hometown/Where you are from: Honolulu, Hawaii Professional writing or activity of note: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa alumnus Sakaria “Sai” Auelua-Toomey has...

Iraq National Defence College Discussion

31 March 2021 – The NESA Center conducted a virtual private event for the National Defence College of Iraq to address the challenges and obstacles ahead of U.S.-Iraq relations under the new Biden Administration. The discussion was led by Mr. Daniel Curfiss, with a welcome by NESA’s Academic...

Lebanese Armed Forces
Lebanon Fouad Shehab Command & Staff College Program

6 April – 9 April 2021 – Events in Lebanon and the United States over the last 10 months have conclusively demonstrated that leaders do not have the luxury of responding to crises one at a time. Whether grappling with global pandemics, national disasters, or violent extremism, states must...

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...

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...

Parler de la sécurité sans les jeunes? Pas possible!

Le Centre d’études stratégiques de l’Afrique et ses collègues du Département de la Défense des E.U. ont assisté hier à l’Exposition du YALI Mandela Fellowship pour représenter le Département. Par le biais des questions, nous avons invité les fellows à réfléchir sur les liens entre leur travail...

XIII Conference of Ministers of Defense of the Americas
Perry Center Director Speaks at XIII Conference of Ministers of Defense of the Americas

October 19, 2018 Perry Center Director Lieutenant General (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim participated in the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA) hosted by the Government of Mexico in Cancun from 7 - 10 October. The forum was founded by former Defense Secretary William J....

Senior Leader
Senior Leader Engagement with the Rasanah International Institute for Iranian Studies (Rasanah IIIS)

3 August 2021 – On Tuesday, representatives from the Saudi Arabia National Defense University Strategic Implementation Office (SANDU SIO) and from the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) conducted aSenior Leader Engagementwith the Rasanah International Institute for...

Talking about security without young people? Not possible!

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies along with colleagues from the Department of Defense attended yesterday’s YALI Mandela Fellowship Expo to represent DoD.  We had the opportunity to have thought-provoking conversations with the YALI fellows about how security is tied into their important...


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FALL 2014
Strengthening of Reaction Capability of European Union. Challenges and Perspectives of Western Balkans. FALL 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of Connections presents ideas on the strengthening of the rapid reaction capability of the European Union and ways and means by which regional alliances may effectively confront hostile regional powers. It provides insight into the challenges and perspectives of the economic...