Hollings Center small grantee published in Eurasian Dialogue

J. Edward Conway, a Hollings Center small grant recipient, recently published findings from his small grant project in the Eurasian Dialogue. His article, “Encouraging dialogue on the misunderstood and understudied,” explores themes from a Hollings Center conference, “Competing Mediation in the Middle East and Central Asia,” and his follow-on event. [gview file=”http://eurasiandialogue.org/downloads/Perspectives_on_Central_Asia_nr2.pdf” save=”1″]

Report on Hollings Center-sponsored roundtable on Chinese investment in Kazakhstan

The Hollings Center Small Grants Program partnered with KIMEP University in Almaty to sponsor a roundtable entitled, “Kazakh Perspectives on Chinese Investment: A Roundtable Discussion.” The results of that event, held in February 2013, were published in a report by KIMEP University. [gview file=”https://www.hollingscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Hollings-KIMEP-Final-report-ENG.pdf” save=”1″]

The Iranian Election Results and their Wider Implications

June 17, 2013 Kadir Has University, Istanbul By Aslı Mutlu, Program Coordinator Please click here for a printer friendly PDF version of this page. The Hollings Center for International Dialogue and The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) co-organized a panel discussion on the “Iranian Election Results of 14 June and their Wider Implications” as part of…

Preserving Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage

Interview by George Gavrilis Archaeology and the preservation of Afghanistan’s heritage is a subject that is generally absent from popular knowledge in the United States, even after more than a decade of deep U.S. involvement in the country. What knowledge exists in the public sphere tends to be rooted in the memory of the destruction of…

The Road Ahead for Iraq and Afghanistan

Julia Bunting, Communications and Administrative Coordinator  Following the recent U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq and the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014, the American public’s attention is shifting away from more than a decade of overseas wars. In an attempt to bring closure to these overseas engagements, many experts and think tanks have reflected on…

Chinese Investment in Kazakhstan

When it comes to China and Kazakhstan, it is fair to say that the bilateral relationship is not one of the most discussed or well-known in global politics.  Given Kazakhstan’s role as a major global energy provider and U.S. engagement in the region, the subject deserves more attention.  In February 2013, Ned Conway (PWC), Alexander Cooley (Barnard College/Columbia University)…

Iraq’s Foreign Policy and Economic Challenges

Iraq is in a critical stage of political and economic development, and its growing potential as a regional lynchpin runs alongside great domestic uncertainty, divisions and soul-searching about where the country is headed. Where is Iraq headed as a nation, and what can next-generation Iraqi leaders do to bridge regional and sectarian divisions?  A young…

A Discussion on the Latest Developments in Iraq and Syria

A Discussion on the Lastest Developments in Iraq and Syria Please click here for a printer-friendly PDF version of this page. The Hollings Center for International Dialogue and the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) co-organized a workshop on Iraq and Syria, featuring Harith al Qarawee, scholar and writer from Iraq and Randa Slim, a Lebanese-American…

Syria and the Regional Implications of the Crisis

Please click here for a printer-friendly PDF version of this page. The conflict in Syria is rapidly approaching the two-year mark, with no lasting cease-fire or negotiated settlement in sight. As the death toll continues to climb and the prolonged suffering of the Syrian people becomes more certain, questions abound about the ramifications of the…