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11/23/2020
Balancing State Security and Foreign Policy with Non-Traditional Security | Near East South Asia Center

Make sure you check out the latest edition of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series, which features a very enlightening and useful discussion with Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha of MP-IDSA on the need to balance foreign policy and state security with non-traditional security (water and climate change) within a South Asia regional context.
https://nesa-center.org/balancing-state-security-and-foreign-policy-with-non-traditional-security/

Balancing State Security and Foreign Policy with Non-Traditional Security 20 November 2020 – The seventh edition of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series features Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha for a discussion on balancing foreign policy and state security with non-traditional security, particularly cl...

11/23/2020
Senior Executive Seminar – Gray Zone Warfare and Great Power Competition | Near East South Asia Center

From 16 to 20 November, the NESA Center executed a Senior Executive Seminar (SES) on “Gray Zone Warfare and Great Power Competition.” Led by NESA Professor David Des Roches, the week-long seminar was designed to deepen participants’ understanding of the evolving nature of modern warfare, including those elements beyond conventional military, within the context of so-called great power competition. 60 participants from 19 countries participated in the course. NESA Professors Ali Jalali and Dan Curfiss were in support as speakers and course facilitators.
https://nesa-center.org/senior-executive-seminar-gray-zone-warfare-and-great-power-competition/

Senior Executive Seminar – Gray Zone Warfare and Great Power Competition 16-20 November 2020 – the NESA Center held a Senior Executive Seminar themed “Gray Zone Warfare and Great Power Competition.” The week-long seminar is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of the evolving ....

11/22/2020
الخبير في الشؤون العسكرية ديفيد دي روش: إرسال القاذفات للردع وليس لتوجيه ضربة عسكرية ضد إيران

NESA Professor David DesRoches was interviewed on Al Hurra (Arabic) for a discussion on the deployment of B-52's to the Middle East, where he argued that they are being sent as a deterrent, not to launch a military strike against Iran.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyAcV58PSr8&feature=youtu.be

#الحرة #الحقيقة_أولا الخبير في الشؤون العسكرية ديفيد دي روش: إرسال القاذفات للردع وليس لتوجيه ضربة عسكرية ضد إيران

11/22/2020
IMOF – Great Power Competition Implications for CENTCOM AOR | Near East South Asia Center

From 17 to 19 November, NESA held an International Military Officers’ Forum (IMOF) seminar themed around “Great Power Competition and Implications for Central Command’s Region.” The three day seminar featured internationally-recognized scholar-practitioners from the NESA Center faculty and outside. The program was designed to educate over 150 foreign military officers in the U.S. Central Command as well as those assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Special Operations Command. The seminar dove into the contours of the emerging great power competition between the United States, Russia, and China, and explored the implications for the U.S. Central Command in its area of responsibility.
https://nesa-center.org/imof-great-power-competition-implications-for-centcom-aor/

IMOF – Great Power Competition Implications for CENTCOM AOR   November 17-19, 2020 – NESA held an International Military Officers’ Forum (IMOF) seminar themed “Great Power Competition and Implications for Central Command’s Region.” The three day seminar featured internationally-recogniz...

11/20/2020
زيارة خان إلى كابل.. اختبارات تحدد مصير العلاقة بين أفغانستان وباكستان │ للخبر بقية

NESA Professor David Des Roches gave a long interview on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan for Al Araby TV, based out of London. (Arabic)
https://youtu.be/9PS8FuKIRe4?t=417

قراءة في تفاصيل لقاء كل من رئيس الوزراء الباكستاني عمران خان والرئيس الأفغاني أشرف غني في كابل، ومناقشة لمستقبل العلاقات بين البلدين في ظل الاختبارات التي قد...

NESA Professor Gawdat Bahgat to Al Jazeera: "If President-elect Joe Biden wants to rejoin the JCPOA and start diplomacy ...
11/20/2020
رغم التخوف من شنه هجمات عسكرية بنهاية ولايته.. أسباب تمنع ترامب من استهداف إيران

NESA Professor Gawdat Bahgat to Al Jazeera: "If President-elect Joe Biden wants to rejoin the JCPOA and start diplomacy with Tehran, he might have to allow the IMF to approve Iran's pending request for a $5 billion loan."
https://www.aljazeera.net/news/politics/2020/11/11/%D8%AB%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AB%D8%A9-%D8%A3%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%AA%D9%85%D9%86%D8%B9-%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%A8-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AC%D9%8A%D9%87-%D8%B6%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%A9

عمقت إقالة الرئيس الأميركي دونالد ترامب لوزير الدفاع مارك إسبر من تخوف الكثير من المعلقين من إقدام ترامب على اتخاذ قرارات متهورة ذات طبيعة عسكرية تجاه الملف الإيرا....

"Despite the American signals to relocate the Incirlik military base, the Americans have warm and robust relations with ...
11/20/2020
بعد دعوات لنقلها من تركيا.. هل تكون كريت اليونانية بديلا لقاعدة إنجرليك الأميركية؟

"Despite the American signals to relocate the Incirlik military base, the Americans have warm and robust relations with Turkey," NESA Professor Dave Des Roches told Al Jazeera Net.
https://www.aljazeera.net/news/politics/2020/10/2/%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%AF%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%86%D9%82%D9%84%D9%87%D8%A7-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%AA%D8%B1%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A7-%D9%87%D9%84-%D8%AA%D9%83%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%83%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%AA

تتكرر الدعوات في الأوساط اليمينية الأميركية من حين لآخر بنقل قاعدة إنجرليك من الأراضي التركية، وتتجدد تلك الدعوات مع تصاعد الأزمات التي تشهدها العلاقة بين تركيا وب...

11/20/2020
من بينها الشرق الأوسط.. ترامب يلغم الملفات لبايدن قبل تسليم السلطة شاهد اللقاء كاملا مع ناصر وضيفه

NESA Professor David Des Roches told Mekamleen TV that "Egypt will have strong relations with President-elect Joe Biden's administration due to its fundamental role in peace and stability in the Middle East."
https://youtu.be/FKq5dTcCHA0?t=575

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In an interview with Al Jazeera Net on whether President Trump will take military action against Iran or not, NESA Profe...
11/20/2020
رغم التخوف من شنه هجمات عسكرية بنهاية ولايته.. أسباب تمنع ترامب من استهداف إيران

In an interview with Al Jazeera Net on whether President Trump will take military action against Iran or not, NESA Professor David Des Roches said, "Trump can only take such action if Iran attacks the American troops in Iraq."
https://www.aljazeera.net/news/politics/2020/11/11/%D8%AB%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AB%D8%A9-%D8%A3%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%AA%D9%85%D9%86%D8%B9-%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%A8-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AC%D9%8A%D9%87-%D8%B6%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%A9

عمقت إقالة الرئيس الأميركي دونالد ترامب لوزير الدفاع مارك إسبر من تخوف الكثير من المعلقين من إقدام ترامب على اتخاذ قرارات متهورة ذات طبيعة عسكرية تجاه الملف الإيرا....

In an interview with the prominent Pakistani Sufi figure Sayed Muddissar Nazar Shah, NESA Professor David Des Roches sai...
11/20/2020
Peer Talks @PeerTalks

In an interview with the prominent Pakistani Sufi figure Sayed Muddissar Nazar Shah, NESA Professor David Des Roches said that "While we were bogged down in the so-called war on terror, Russia and China have been advancing politically, economically, and militarily. From this perspective, the U.S. shifted the national defense strategy towards "Great Power Competition."
https://www.pscp.tv/w/1OdJrVrwqqqJX

Peer Syed Mudassir Nazar Shah with DB DesRoches on "Post Election #U.S. #Security Strategies in #Afghanistan and Region" | Podcast #57

11/20/2020
زيارة خان إلى كابل.. اختبارات تحدد مصير العلاقة بين أفغانستان وباكستان │ للخبر بقية

Commenting on President Trump's decision to withdraw more troops from Afghanistan, NESA Professor David Des Roches explains to AlAraby TV, "Trump wants to fulfill one of his core promises to end America's "forever wars" before he leaves office."
https://youtu.be/9PS8FuKIRe4?t=417

قراءة في تفاصيل لقاء كل من رئيس الوزراء الباكستاني عمران خان والرئيس الأفغاني أشرف غني في كابل، ومناقشة لمستقبل العلاقات بين البلدين في ظل الاختبارات التي قد...

NESA Professor Hassan Abbas is featured in a Washington Post article about a local DC Pakistani-Indian restaurant that r...
11/19/2020
A restaurant that fed the homeless said it might have to close. Donations poured in.

NESA Professor Hassan Abbas is featured in a Washington Post article about a local DC Pakistani-Indian restaurant that regularly fed the homeless, faced closure under the Covid-19 pandemic, but was saved as donations poured in following international attention.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/11/19/covid-restaurant-homeless-gofundme-donations/

A GoFundMe page set up for Sakina Halal Grill in D.C. has raised more than $250,000.

11/18/2020
The Challenges of the Mediterranean | Near East South Asia Center

NESA Alumnus Arslan Chikhaoui writes on Mediterranean economic prospects as well the current challenges of the region amidst ongoing low-intensity proxy conflicts.
https://nesa-center.org/the-challenges-of-the-mediterranean/

The Challenges of the Mediterranean   by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui Executive Chairman, Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy Center and NESA Alumnus 18 November 2020 – Twenty-five years after the Barcelona Process, the Mediterranean region remains the theater of low intensity conflicts, with all their malicio...

11/17/2020
Libya: Theoretical Political Moves | Near East South Asia Center

NESA alumnus Arslan Chikhaoui writes on the outcomes of the recent Libyan Political Dialogue in Tunis.
https://nesa-center.org/libya-theoretical-political-moves/

Libya: Theoretical Political Moves by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui Executive Chairman, Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy Center and NESA Alumnus 16 November 2020 – According to acting United Nations envoy, Stephanie Williams, Libyan delegates tasked with building a unified executive failed to come to an agree...

11/15/2020
Professor David Des Roches: What are the main issue facing President-elect Joe Biden in the Gulf?

Dave Des Roches, NESA Professor and Senior Fellow at the Gulf International Forum, explains, "The priority for President-elect Joe Biden administration in the Gulf region will be to come to a sort of an arrangement with Iran to re-enter JCPOA. However, Iran may insist that the American sanctions be removed as a condition to rejoin JCPOA."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2glGtxbgTI

Professor David Des Roches, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Gulf International Forum and an Associate Professor at Near East South Asia Center for Strategic St...

Commenting on the Trump administration's attempt to push through final arm sales to the United Arab Emirates, NESA Profe...
11/14/2020
UAE to get its first Reaper drones, clinches F-35 deal as Trump administration pushes through final arms sales

Commenting on the Trump administration's attempt to push through final arm sales to the United Arab Emirates, NESA Professor Dave Des Roches told CNBC that “This is going fast, but it is going according to the law. The fact that following the rules is seen as “rushing it” really just shows how broken the system is.
: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/12/uae-set-to-get-its-first-reaper-drones-clinch-f-35-deal-as-trump-administration-pushes-through-final-arms-sales-.html

If completed, the sale would be the first American transfer of lethal drones and stealth aircraft to any Arab country.

11/12/2020
Outside Players and Partners in Algeria – Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui | Near East South Asia Center

The sixth iteration of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series features a discussion with Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Executive Chairman of the Algiers-based Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy Center. The conversation focuses on outside players and partners in Algeria within the context of so-called “great power competition”. Dr. Arslan discusses the historic and current relations with the EU and Russia; relations with China amidst Covid-19 and its strategy of “health diplomacy”; and current relations with the United States following the relatively recent visits to Algiers by General Townsend, the Commander of U.S. AFRICOM, and former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. Finally, Dr. Arslan discusses the role of Algeria as outside player in North Africa and the Sahel regions.
https://nesa-center.org/outside-players-and-partners-in-algeria-dr-arslan-chikhaoui/

Outside Players and Partners in Algeria – Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui   The sixth iteration of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series features a discussion with Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui, Executive Chairman of the Algiers-based Nord-Sud Ventures Consultancy Center. The conversation focuses on outside playe...

11/10/2020
الرئاسة الأميركية.. ضبابية المرحلة الانتقالية | #غرفة_الأخبار

NESA professor David Des Roches discussed in an interview with Sky News Arabia if President Donald Trump's decision to fire Defense Secretary Mark Esper signifies that the transition will be turbulent and raises concerns about American national security.
https://youtu.be/7HbWDZXCSOQ?t=40

لم يطو الأميركيون صفحة الانتخابات الرئاسية، حتى غلّفت الضبابية مشهد المرحلة الانتقالية. فالرئيس ترامب الذي سيستمر في مكتبه البيضاوي زهاء سبعين يومًا، يتخذ قر...

NESA Professor David Des Roches, in an interview with Mekameleen.tv, highlighted that American foreign policy in the Mid...
11/10/2020
كيف سيؤثر فوز بايدن بالانتخابات الأمريكية على الشرق الأوسط..البروفيسور والخبير الأمريكي ديفيد دي روش - YouTube

NESA Professor David Des Roches, in an interview with Mekameleen.tv, highlighted that American foreign policy in the Middle East would not change under Joe Biden due to the Middle East’s various crisis spots and priorities of American national security.
https://youtu.be/499lZfG3Jzw

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NESA Professor Hassan Abbas writes for the Center for Global Policy on the foreign policy ideas and choices for the next...
11/09/2020
U.S. Policy Toward South Asia: Ideas and Choices for the Next Administration

NESA Professor Hassan Abbas writes for the Center for Global Policy on the foreign policy ideas and choices for the next administration toward South Asia.
https://cgpolicy.org/briefs/u-s-policy-toward-south-asia-ideas-and-choices-for-the-next-administration/

U.S. Policy Toward South Asia: Ideas and Choices for the Next Administration November 9, 2020 by Hassan Abbas Executive Summary This paper examines the next U.S. administration’s foreign policy choices toward South Asia. It argues that the turbulent nature of the entrenched India-Pakistan rivalry ...

11/09/2020
تغطية خاصة | جو بايدن الرئيس 46 لأميركا (2) | 2020-11-08

In an interview with Al Mayadeen TV, NESA professor David Des Roches said, president-elect Joe Biden's promise to unite the nation is a promise every elected president makes. Des Roches added, Biden faces major challenges.
https://youtu.be/ieOBEGpeI6g?t=512

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