Middle East and South Asia Field Seminar

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Program Description

The Middle East and South Asia Field Seminar will be delivered on site—either on-base or at a suitable nearby hotel. Unlike the programs held on Capitol Hill, class size for field programs will not be limited. Attendee grade and rank requirements, as well, will be at your discretion.

The morning session will feature an introductory segment that will provide an overview of the region and address key themes we are likely to discuss. Four separate presentations will follow. We will then break for lunch.

In the afternoon all of the faculty will participate in an “audience-driven” panel discussion. The interactive panel is identical to the program developed for the “Advanced Senior Leader Development Seminar” held for Major Generals and Tier 2 Senior Executive Service members.

Note: This seminar may also be live-streamed from Capitol Hill to your location.

Seminar Topics

The following is a sample of the topics discussed in previous seminars:

  • Middle East and South Asia Brief
  • The Iran Challenge and the Future of U.S.-Iranian Relations
  • Rebuilding Arab Defense: U.S. Security Cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Saudi Arabia and Long-Term U.S. Strategic Thinking
  • The Egypt Brief: Politics, Economics, Foreign Policy, and National Security
  • Turkey at the Crossroads: Geopolitics, Economics, and Security
  • Pakistan on the Brink: Security, Politics, and Economics
  • The Drivers of Russia’s Strategy in the Middle East
  • India’s Strategic and Military Policy Towards Russia, China, and the United States
  • From Chaos to Cooperation: Toward a New Regional Order in the Middle East
  • The Evolving Geopolitical Orders in the Middle East and South Asia
  • The Middle East and South Asia: Demographics, Geopolitics, Commerce and Security
  • Enter the Dragon: China’s Rise in the Middle East and South Asia
  • How the Arab Media Has Transformed the Region
  • From Syria to Latin America: From Crisis to Conflict
  • Whither Afghanistan After the U.S. Withdrawal?
  • Why Security Cooperation with the Middle East Matters


These seminars are considered a small purchase. Payment can generally be made with an authorized credit card.

Please call 703-684-8807 for further information.

Really Outstanding, will highly recommend to others. Highly professional, thoughtful and experienced classmates greatly added to my positive experience in this class.

W. Smith, Pentagon

The exposure to these experts and their wide and varied opinions was fascinating for me. Making sense of the world we live in and overlaying that with U.S. national security interests is the “Kobayashi Maru” of our time…loved it!!!

T.K., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar March 2017

Absolutely enjoyed the program's overall structure. The moderator did a great job of weaving the different topics

D. Merker, Air Force

I benefited from the left-leaning, democratic perspectives that juxtaposed the conservative perspectives. Keep it balanced—it was awesome!

M.P., Air Force • Enterprise Perspective Seminar October 2016

Very interesting group of speakers! Best seminar/program I’ve attended in 34 + years.

P.F., Air Force • Leadership in a Transformational Age Seminar July 2016