Decoding Perceptions in U.S.-Turkey Relations

Perceptions have weighed heavily on U.S.-Turkey relations and how American and Turkish leaders and the general public see one another.  Despite an often robust bilateral relationship with the US, Turkish public opinion has always been skeptical of U.S. involvement in Turkey and the Middle East. On the other hand, U.S. public opinion on Turkey is usually uninformed…

Central Asia’s Regional Challenges

Central Asia is the region that isn’t exactly a region. The republics trade globally, but relatively little with one another. Their border and customs policies remain highly dysfunctional despite well‐meaning international aid programs. And much of the new infrastructure in the region has developed to serve national territory, rather than to better connect states to one another. Central…

Quo Vadis Egypt?

The Hollings Center for International Dialogue cohosted an event entitled “Quo Vadis Egypt?” with the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) on September 19, 2013. Following the event, Hollings Center Executive Director Michael Carroll spoke with two of the speakers about recent events in Egypt and their projections for the future. Interviewees include Omar…

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 Please click here for a printer friendly PDF version of this page. 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…

The Road Ahead for Iraq and Afghanistan

Julia Bunting, Communications and Administrative Coordinator  Please click here for a printer-friendly PDF version of this page. 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…

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)…