It gives me immense pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to all of you to our strategic Think Tank “Institute for Global Security & Defense Affairs (IGSDA)” and its website.

IGSDA is a self-governing body formed by geopolitic, defense, security, socio-economic and socio-politico experts from across the globe, to provide an overall objective analysis on global defense and security affairs.

Our Vision is to be one of the leading strategic multinational security & defense think tank in the Middle East and internationally.

Our Strategic Objective is to advocate coherent policies to promote global peace and security through reasonable analysis of evolving military and security scenarios across the world.

Our Mission is to analyze and study the military & security situations in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Asia, Africa and Europe.

Our Strategy is built on three pillars (Knowledge, Facts and Thinking).

Our Values mainly are:

Credibility: Trust is our framework, it is built on our actions and performance.

Creativity: Our innovative thinking and critical analysis create new alternatives for resolving complex problems.

Objectivity: Using our wide platform of knowledge seeking facts and thinking effectively to reach objective and accurate results.

The growing threats of fourth generation warfare, hybrid warfare, transnational crimes, maritime terrorism, etc. impose a unique responsibility on all of us to work together to achieve our strategic objective. For the above reason, IGSDA analysts from around the world form a distinguished pool of Defense, Security, Socio-Economic and Socio-Politico experts providing strategic political, economic, security & military analysis and advice to various platforms analyzing those threats and finding solutions to help governments to counter, defeat and eliminate their threats.

Through its participation in international conferences, seminars and workshops in addition to its political, security and defense analysis products, IGSDA is committed to research and studies of important political, security and military developments around the world, emphasizing on in-depth & multi-level analysis of critical issues to provide broader insights to the academia and global stakeholders.

Thank you.

Sayed Ghoneim, Major General (retired of the Egyptian Army)

PhD in Political Science

Fellow, Nasser’s Higher Military Academy

Chairman, IGSDA

“Knowledge, Facts, Thinking”