American Security Project blogs our Middle East Water Event

On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015, the Hollings Center held an event entitled, “Breaking the Cycle: Solutions for Water Security in the Middle East.” An attendee from the American Security Project published this blog to summarize the event and add some analysis of their own. Read the piece below or click here.

Video: Breaking the Cycle: Creating Solutions for Water Security in the Middle East

On January 21, 2015, the Hollings Center for International Dialogue held a panel entitled, “Breaking the Cycle: Creating Solutions for Water Security in the Middle East.” Event Description: Often overshadowed by political turmoil, the Middle East faces increasing environmental and resource-based challenges, notably its depleting water resources. Overuse enabled by government subsidies, growing demographic challenges…

Cedomir Nestorovic on CSR in Southeast Asia

Cedomir Nestorovic discusses CSR in the Muslim-majority countries of Southeast Asia, exploring the effects of Chinese policy on this region and comparing the varying CSR practices of Asia, the Middle East and the West.  

Corporate Social Responsibility in Islam Inaugural Conference

Can Islam be a motivation for corporate social responsibility (CSR)? Do Islamic corporations have a stronger morally obligation to act responsibly? Is CSR a product that the private sector uses as a PR tool or is it a value that firms must embrace to be sustainable? To answer these and other questions, the Hollings Center…

Following the New Silk Road

This article includes a series of expert podcasts collected by Erica Marat and Myles Smith. To listen to the podcasts in full, click on the hyperlinked names of participants quoted in the article below. With this year’s withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan, the future of regional security in Central Asia remains uncertain….

Podcast: Alexander Cooley

Alexander Cooley, professor at Barnard College, gives his overview of the New Silk Road Strategy and his view on the major challenges to its implementation.