Nov 21, 2007

Mr. Halimullah Kousary Jebsen Fellow and Mr. Kamran Sartor Research Analyst participated in Regional Network of Strategic Studies Center (RNSSC) on 9-12 November 2007 in Amman, Jordan.

The RNSSC is intended to expand the strategic interaction among institutions throughout the region in response to regional suggestions for more avenues of dialogue and cooperation in meeting security challenges. It promotes strategic thinking at the regional level by disseminating collaboratively developed research, thinking and publications throughout the region. The goal of the meeting is to provide a platform for Network participants to discuss ongoing research and collaboration, plan future collaborations and publications, especially within the working groups and welcome new centers into the network.

The RNSSC meeting was divided into three Working Groups and several plenary sessions in which various issues were discussed including the impact of Iraq on the region. The Working Groups were divided into three themes: Terrorism; Democracy & Governance; and Non-Traditional Security. Mr. Kousary and Mr. Sartor actively participated in the in the Terrorism and Democracy & Governance Working Groups. Both were assigned case studies on Afghanistan to be presented in the next RNSSC meeting, which is tentatively planned for May of 2008.