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.

Podcast: Volker Jacoby

Volker Jacoby discusses his views on the main problem with the New Silk Road strategy, namely the problems of “donor-driven” strategies as opposed to region-driven initiatives.

Podcast: Paul Fishstein

Paul Fishstein, former director of the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit in Kabul, explains the constraints to trade between Afghanistan and Central Asia, including the illicit narcotics trade. He explores how this trade may change post-2014, while also commenting on water issues, geographical challenges and historical barriers to trade.