2016 Strategic Studies Summit

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The 2016 Strategic Studies Summit was held in Ankara, Turkey from 31 March to 03 April 2016.  The Summit was hosted by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM).  The Summit brought together 133 participants from 77 different organizations across 35 countries—spanning North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Europe.

Entitled, “The NESA Region in 2020,” the Summit focused on identifying pressing security concerns in the NESA region and analyzing strategic changes that will shape the future of the region.

Through a combination of plenary and working group sessions, the Summit provided multiple avenues for the exchange of ideas within the policy and academic communities.  Over the course of two days, the conference explored the changing nature of the global political and economic system and the need for collective action articulated in a broad regional and global strategy to tackle shared security challenges.

The final conference report can be accessed here.