The Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis
The Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis (NESA) provides analytic insights on critical issues in the Near East and South Asia region that frame opportunities and identify risks for US policymakers. Given the rapidly changing developments in these regions, NESA analysts often have the opportunity to be part of history in the making:
- Given the high interest around the globe in NESA’s areas of concern, analysts have the chance to travel throughout the world and work with renowned experts on Middle Eastern issues.
- NESA’s diverse workforce includes many analysts with advanced degrees in foreign area studies and with fluent language skills. Some NESA analysts enter the DI with undergraduate degrees and take advantage of specialized career development that includes country and issue familiarization and language training.