Alumni Papers
Alumni Perspectives: Freedom of the Press in Vietnam and Laos

Alumni Perspectives: Freedom of the Press in Vietnam and Laos How do the expanding economic opportunities in communist countries impact freedom of the press? Tjipta Lesmana, an alumnus of the Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC16-1) course and professor at Universitas Pelita Hatrapan...

Nordic Asia Podcast
Chinese Democracy: Some Guns and Some Roses?

DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sungmin Cho recently appeared on the “All Things Policy” podcast hosted by theTakshashila Institutionin India. The title of this episode isChinese Democracy: Some Guns and Some Roses? According to the podcast summary: “China has tried to define and project itself...

Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CTSES): Countering Narratives of Extremist Organizations: Managing Disinformation

From 27 February–3 March 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CTSES) titled“Countering Narratives of Extremist Organizations: Managing Disinformation”in Washington, D.C. NESA Center Deputy Director...

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DKI APCSS Professor Sungmin Cho Featured on the Nordic Asia Podcast

On March 27, the Nordic Asia Podcast featured DKI APCSS professor Dr. Sungmin Cho who spoke on the multi-faceted security dilemmas that beset the Korean Peninsula. In the thirty-minute interview, Dr. Cho forecasted future changes for South Korea’s President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s foreign...

Executive Seminar: Strategic Power Competition in a Multipolar World

From 5–16 December 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted an Executive Seminar (ES) titled “Strategic Power Competition in a Multipolar World.” The virtual seminar’s focus on strategic power competition helped define what “global power” and “competition” mean...

Information Resilience: Countering Russian Propaganda and Disinformation - Distinguished Speaker 29 September 2021

The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia and the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command (NORAD and USNORTHCOM) extend an invitation to hear a video-conference presentation Wednesday, 29 September by Mr. John Spykerman, Director, Russia Team,...

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Media and the Security Practitioner

“Media and the Security Practitioner”is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professor Shyam Tekwani forSecurity Nexus. This article makes recommendations for the security practitioner and news consumer to overcome the hazards of diminishing trust in mainstream media and the resulting...

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Memorial Day 2021

This Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, we honor and remember those who have served.

NESA Center Seminar on Academia, Media, & National Security in Pakistan

On Tuesday, 13 September 2022, to better understand the relationship between media and security, as well as ways academia can play a role, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in collaboration with the Islamabad-based, think tank Jinnah Institute, convened a day-long...

Digital Series
NESA IOR Digital Series With Dr. Christopher Colley

23 March 2021 – This iteration of the NESA IOR Digital Series features comments fromDr. Christopher Colleyof the UAE National Defence College. His research on China-India relations is discussed, as well as what he sees as the nature of competition among major powers and how smaller regional...

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...

Newly Updated Pacific Aid Map from the Lowy Institute

The Lowy Institute has published its latest version of their “Pacific Aid Map.” The map provides an overview on aid flows to the Pacific region. The regional layer provides macro information on the Pacific as a whole. Some donors commit far more than they spend or spend large commitments...

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NSO ADL Team @ iFest2020

The National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), in collaboration with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, hosted iFEST 2020 onlline 17-19 August 2020. Attendees from the military, government, industry, and academia participated in the three-day symposium focused on...

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Virtual Book Discussion with Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha

On 04 August 2021, Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha of the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) joined NESA and NDU faculty to discuss his new book,“Indus Basin Uninterrupted: A History of Territory and Politics from Alexander to Nehru.”Dr. Sinha gave a sweeping overview...

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Dec. 22'–Feb. 23' NESA Center Update

Read our latest report that highlights recent NESA Region Maritime Security Trends, Programs & Events, Faculty & Staff Engagements, Alumni Contributions, and Upcoming Events. Click the link below to view the report. Read the Latest Report Read other NESA Center Reports

The Image of Security Sector Agencies as a Strategic Communication Tool

This article highlights the corporate image as a strategic communication tool for security sector agencies. The prospects of image for a security sector agency are outlined with regard to image formation and reparation. Image formation is based on the principles of objectivity, openness,...

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