On 27-29 May, faculty and staff members of the Academy MA Programme in Politics and Security, Dr. Emil Dzhuraev (Senior Lecturer) and Ms. Svetlana Dzardanova (Programme Manager), took part in the working meetings of the Strategic Security Network of the Near East – South Asia Center (NESA), “Difficulties and Opportunities of Connectivity”, held in Bangkok, Thailand. The OSCE Academy has been cooperating with, and co-hosted a 2018 meeting of, the NESA Strategic Studies Network working group. The three-day intensive workshops in Bangkok brought together about 40 scholars and experts from Central Asian and South Asian countries to discuss regional and cross-regional geopolitics and security challenges, ongoing projects of connectivity and their difficulties, and the roles of global and regional leading powers in trans-regional connectivity initiatives. Noteworthily, the event was initially planned to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka; the location had to be changed in the aftermath of the deadly series of terrorist acts in Colombo in April 2019. A special session of the workshop was dedicated to the multiple circumstances of the Sri Lanka attacks and their implications.