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The SASI team consists of a consummate group of former senior U.S. Government officials, military officers and business executives with geographical expertise reaching from Latin America and Europe, to the Middle East, South Asia, Africa and the Far East.

Leadership Programs

Design, develop and implement a leadership program for mid to upper level government officials to prepare as the future leaders in their own ministries. Learn More>>

Requests for Proposals

Develop Requests for Proposals for large security related projects, evaluated proposals and assisted the client in the selection process. Also, provide oversight to the client during implementation. Learn More>>

Market Strategies

Assist US firms with market entry strategy to the MENA region, including a comprehensive analysis of the competition, local laws, due diligence, potential opportunities, pricing, partnerships, etc. Learn More>>


This Region is Ill Prepared for the Tsunami That is Coming

The MENA region will simply not be able to protect itself from the cascading wave of political, economic, and social earthquake that is coming if it fails to reduce its penetration and spread..

Libya: energy, the economy and national security

Libya’s electricity grid relies on the oil and natural gas that fuel its power generation plants. Hence security associated with these resources is key and there should be a focus on decentralized electricity systems

Shaping the New National Security Council

earlanthonywayneThe core elements for an effective NSC are: selecting cabinet members and NSC leaders who can work together well; setting clear rules and expectations; establishing effective structures and processes; and defining well the mission.

Afghanistan: Not All of the News is Bad

ryancrockerThe Cipher Brief spoke with Ryan Crocker, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, about the current security apparatus in Afghanistan.

Why Syria’s children should be a global priority

We’ve all seen the gut-wrenching photo of the 5-year-old Syrian child – pulled out of the rubble in Aleppo and placed in an ambulance, his young face reflecting an obliviousness to the misery around him and the dismal future ahead. Read more>>

Infrastructure, Never Let Your Guard Down

Between cyber-attacks and external threats, the global oil production and distribution system must necessarily be subjected to more effective and modern protection systems.

Defusing Tensions at Sea: U.S.-Iran Maritime Relations in the Persian Gulf

johnmillerDespite the oft-tense relations between the United States and Iran, the two nations have largely managed to keep the peace in the Persian Gulf waters.

Mongolia: A Wealth of Unexplored Resources

paulsullivanMongolia sits atop massive combined and mostly untapped reserves of coal, uranium, rare earths, copper, gold, zinc, oil, silver and more.

Election 2016: The Trade Debate

earlanthonywayneFormer Ambassador to Mexico, Tony Wayne, believes trade has received unfair and inaccurate criticism, and makes that case in this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

The End of the American Empire

chadfreemanInternational economic development needs to focus less on “capacity building” and more on patronage networks in developed countries that inhibit trade. Read more>>

Thinking more, seeing more, doing more…effectively

jeanabinaderThe security of the global order has changed dramatically since September 11, and it is even more imperative to understand the implications of the new rules of engagement between the U.S. and the world, which began with “You’re with us or against us.” Read more>>

Monday Briefing: Cessation of Hostilities Deal in Syria Reached … Now What?

robertfordEven if the cessation of hostilities deal holds, there is no clear path forward from a cease-fire to a political solution to resolve the five-and-a-half-year-old war.

Getting Mongolia back on its feet: The short run and the long run

paulsullivanIn the short run, Mongolia needs to get its budget deficits and debt under control. Monetary policies in the country seem very tight, as exhibited by that 450 basis point increase.

The Next U.S. President’s Unspoken Challenge: Management

LBIn this political season, news reporting and commentary have touched on many issues expected to influence voters. But regardless of who takes the oath of office next January, America’s 45th president will find that success rests on a very few basic, but profoundly important, metrics.

Race to the Last Barrel

On the one hand is OPEC which, with a cut in crude oil production, attempts to support the price increase and, on the other hand is the new rise in U.S. shale oil output, which has become cheaper. Who will win market dominance?

How the Gulf states can lead an Arab renaissance

It is simple to conclude that these six countries that formed the GCC in 1981 have all the necessary ingredients to become major players in global economics and politics.

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