Hollings Center Bilateral Relations Dialogues cover consequential and challenging topics that link Muslim-majority nations and the United States. Dialogues center on looking for beneficial areas of partnership…
Hollings Center Regional Policy Dialogues cover critically relevant topics that link regions together on under-discussed matters of foreign policy.  These dialogues seek collective answers and approaches…  
The Hollings Center’s Higher Education Dialogue series fosters cooperation between universities and other institutions of learning through the exchange of ideas, expertise and best practices… 

 

The Hollings Center initiative on Collective & Human Security evaluates critical security issues, ranging from the challenges of extremism to regional conflict. The initiative aims to find proactive and positive solutions…
The Hollings Center’s initiative on Resource Resiliency aims to foster cooperative solutions to questions of sustainable development. Dialogues focus on issues of water, energy, food, and health…

 Responsible Business

The Hollings Center’s series on Responsible Business explores economic factors and business initiatives to create more productive and peaceful communities. The series explores the links in the global economy…

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Recent Highlights

Turkey’s Role in the Ukraine-Russia Crisis

Turkey is struggling to balance Ukraine on the one hand, with which it has been developing lucrative economic and military ties; and Russia on the other, which is a critical supplier of natural gas and a significant trade and security partner. Complicating this balancing act even further are Turkey’s commitments to NATO, juxtaposed with President…

The Importance of Civil Society in a Democracy – Zainab Al-Suwaij

 The Hollings Center recently hosted Zainab Al-Suwaij at a public event at its office in Istanbul. Zainab Al-Suwaij is a co-founder of the American Islamic Congress (AIC) and has been its executive director since AIC’s inception in 2001. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, Zainab left her teaching position at Yale to…

Afghanistan’s Transition – A Critical Approach

As the last U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan on August 31st, many questions remain about the future of Afghanistan and its relations with the international community. The takeover by the Taliban has implications for the country’s internal stability and security, as well as for neighboring countries and beyond. What went wrong? What should we expect…

CEBC MENA Podcast: Automated Vehicles – How, Why, and When

 CEBC MENA · S2. E6. Automated Vehicles: Why, How and When? From Dubai to Minnesota This episode hosts Kristin R. White, Executive Director ǀ Connected & Automated Vehicles Office (CAV-X) and Dr. Ismail Zohdy, Programme Manager of Self-Driving Transport Strategy at Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA). In this episode of the CEBC MENA…


Recent Reports

Crossroads: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States

From 2017 to 2019, the Hollings Center for International Dialogue hosted the Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership Summit, a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Kabul to foster business, education, and civil society connections between the two countries. Following the Doha Agreement in February 2020 and the announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. forces by mid-2021, the…

Emerging Forms of Islamic Civil Society in Central Asia

Although levels of religiosity vary, over eighty five percent of Central Asians self-identify as Muslim, with the vast majority adhering to the Sunni Hanafi school of jurisprudence and over 100,000 Pamiris in Tajikistan following Shia Isma’ilism. Almost 30 years after the end of the Soviet Union, many Central Asians, in particular the younger generation, are…

Multi-Generational Perspectives on U.S.-Turkey Relations

Notwithstanding very serious challenges, the United States and Turkey continue to share goals and interests across a broad range of geostrategic issues. The two countries continue to cooperate in certain fields, such as defense and counterterrorism. Despite the threat of tariffs and sanctions, trade relations continue with prospects for growth. Both Turkey and the U.S….