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U.S.-Turkiye Track II Talks

On 9–10 October 2023, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with theMiddle East Institute (MEI),held Track II talks between the United States and Türkiye in Ankara. The U.S. delegation included Randa Slim (MEI), Robert Ford (former Ambassador to Algeria and...

Urgent Policies Required to Grant Public Access to Protected Health Information during Emergency Disease Outbreaks and Pandemics
Urgent Policies Required to Grant Public Access to Protected Health Information during Emergency Disease Outbreaks and Pandemics

“Urgent Policies Required to Grant Public Access to Protected Health Information during Emergency Disease Outbreaks and Pandemics” is a new OpEd coauthored by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Deon Canyon and Research Analyst at the University of California San Francisco Dr. Sebastian Kevany, for...

Women, Peace, and Security
US State Department releases WPS Implementation Plan

The United States State Department unveiled their official Women, Peace, and Security Plan. Click here to download the PDF version

US and China Relations
US-China Relations

Excerpt:'If one day China should change her color and turn into a superpower, if she too should play the tyrant in the world, and everywhere subject others to her bullying, aggression, and exploitation, the people of the world should identify her as social-imperialism, expose it, oppose it and...

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USF and the NESA Center Host the 5th Great Power Competition Conference

On 28–29 April 2022, TheUniversity of South Florida (USF) College of Arts and Sciencesand theNear East and South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studieshosted the 5th Great Power Competition Conference titled“The Future of National Security After 9/11: Where We are We Now? Where Will We be in...

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Vietnam: Where To Now After Trong?

Dr. Alex Vuving has a new OpED “Vietnam: Where To Now After Trong?” published by Eurasia News/East Asia Forum. This article looks at how Vietnam’s government is evolving, current business trends, and the impact of COVID-19. According to Vuving: “Events over the past year have brought major...

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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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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...

Defense Seminar (WSDS) for Washington-based civilian diplomatic personnel
Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) begins at the Perry Center

On September 26, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies kicked off the Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) for Washington-based civilian diplomatic personnel. During this intensive one-week seminar, participants from the countries of the Western Hemisphere will...

Washington Security and Defense Seminar Comes to a Close
Washington Security and Defense Seminar Comes to a Close

The Perry Center wrapped up the 2019 Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) on Friday, November 8. The seminar serves as a "US Government 401" in that it explores the branches and processes of the USG at the highest levels. Senior representatives from the Departments of State,...

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Washington Seminar Discussion January 2023

On Thursday, 26 January 2023, the NESA Center hosted a Washington Seminar Discussion at the Army-Navy Club in downtown Washington, D.C. The seminar presented a conversation between NESA Center Distinguished Professor of International Relations Dr. Hassan Abbas and CNN’s National Security...

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Washington Seminar Discussion – May 2023

On 10 May 2023, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Washington Seminar Discussion at the Army-Navy Club in downtown Washington, D.C. The seminar presented a conversation between Dr. Gawdat Bahgat (Professor, NESA Center) andDr. Seth Center(Deputy Envoy for Critical...

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Washington Seminar Series

On 10 February 2022, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) hosted a modified version of its popular Washington Seminar Series titled “Biden Administration Foreign Policy – An Assessment and the Way Forward.” The group from nearly 30 embassy communities was...

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Washington Seminar – February 2024

On 14 February 2024, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies held a Washington Seminar Discussion at the Army-Navy Club in Washington, D.C. NESA CenterAssociate ProfessorDr. Michael Sharnoffmoderated a conversation betweenHanin GhaddarandDavid Makovsky, both policy scholars at theWashington...

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Washington Seminar “A Superpower Awakens: Managing Security in Ukraine and the Middle East in the Modern Age”

On Wednesday, 21 September 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Washington Seminar Discussion in Washington, D.C. The seminar was titled “A Superpower Awakens: Managing Security in Ukraine and the Middle East in the Modern Age.” NESA Center Director LTG...

Western Balkan Expectations against the Backdrop of Renewed Western Partnership
Western Balkan Expectations against the Backdrop of Renewed Western Partnership

Vienna, Austria, May 12, 2021-The third virtual meeting of PfP-C’s Regional Stability in South East Europe Study Group took place on 12 May 2021. In the online conference, a group of fifteen experts from the Southeast European Region and international organizations focused onrelevant...

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Why did China engage with Western democracy promotion programs?

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled “Why Non-Democracy Engages with Western Democracy-Promotion Programs: The China Model” was recently published by World Politics. Here is the abstract of the article: “Between the mid-1990s and the mid-2010s, the Chinese...

Will Vietnam Be America's Next Strategic Partner
Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?

Dr. Alexander Vuving’s latest article“Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?”is published byThe Diplomat. In the article Vuving states that “Times of trouble are often times of truth. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity for people to signal their true commitment to...

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Alumni Publication: "India’s Long Road to Net-Zero" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

On 9 April 2024,The Diplomatpublished NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D'Souza's latest Op-Ed on India's "green transition" titled"India’s Long Road to Net-Zero." "With ambitious targets, the green transition is a huge challenge for India," writesD'Souza. Read the full article...

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Alumni Publication: "Locating Mozambique in India’s strategy for a gas-based economy: leveraging natural gas in transition to a greener future and energy security" by Raghvendra Kumar

On8 April 2024, theAustralian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs published NESA Center alumRaghvendra Kumar'sresearch article, "Locating Mozambique in India’s strategy for a gas-based economy: leveraging natural gas in transition to a greener future and energy security." ABSTRACT:...

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Faculty Publications in Issue 196 of Ara'a Magazine

On 31 March 2024, Saudi Arabia'sAra'a Magazine,which spotlights Gulf initiatives for regional security, published articles by two NESA Center faculty (in Arabic) in its 196th Issue. Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat explores the"Biden administration and the Middle East Crisis"while Professor David Des...

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Alumni Publication: "Negotiating Climate Finance: India’s Leadership Role in the Global South" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

On 11 May 2024,The Diplomatpublished NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D'Souza's latest article titled "Negotiating Climate Finance: India’s Leadership Role in the Global South." "The new government in India will have to work through the politics of climate finance, inclusion, and just...

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From Peril to Partnership: US Security Assistance and the Bid to Stabilize Colombia and Mexico
From Peril to Partnership: US Security Assistance and the Bid to Stabilize Colombia and Mexico

Plan Colombia and the Mérida Initiative are the two most significant US security assistance efforts in Latin America in the twenty-first century. At a time when US objectives in the Middle East and Central Asia were flagging, Colombia was a rare US foreign policy victory—a showcase for...

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