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…

A Look Back at the 2008 U.S.-Iran Higher Education Dialogue

September 2012. Diplomatic tension between Iran and the United States make it easy to forget the cautious optimism that characterized relations in 2008. When President Obama took office, one of his foreign policy aims was re-engaging with Iran. During this period, the Hollings Center, with the University of Birmingham, organized a conference entitled, “American Studies…

Bridging the Gap between Oral History and Documentary Filmmaking in the Middle East

Please click here for a printer-friendly PDF version of this page. Sawt, meaning “voice” in Arabic, is an oral narrative and animation documentary project highlighting the experiences of female activists in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and their role in the nation’s dramatic transition to democracy. Rhana Natour and Tamara Shogaolu, documentary filmmakers and researchers living in New York…

Foreign Policy and Competing Mediation in the Middle East and Central Asia

July 2012 The political upheavals in the Middle East have shifted the foreign policy landscape in the region.  States like Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are implementing assertive foreign policies in a region that was arguably dominated for decades by U.S. foreign policy. What comparative advantages do aspiring regional powers have?  Will they compete with…

Dead Men Risen

Dead Men Risen: The Welsh Guards and the Real Story of Britain’s War in Afghanistan (Quercus: October 2011) Toby Harnden Review and author interview by George Gavrilis, Executive Director of the Hollings Center Please click here for a printer-friendly PDF version of this page. Stories of war oftentimes lend themselves to exaggerated, heroic narratives.  This…

Lessons in Development: Afghanistan and Bosnia

Please click here for a printer-friendly PDF version of this page. For the past 10 years, the international community has often tried to transplant “best practices” or “development successes” to Afghanistan with the idea that developing or post-conflict countries have experiences that might be instructive to Afghans.   In fact, Afghans have a few successes of…

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Forum on Turkey’s Economy: A Twitter-Fueled Report

May 2012. Read highlights from the Hollings Center and University of Washington’s Jackson School’s event, “The U.S.-Turkey Commercial Relationship: A Growing Partnership,” as reported on Twitter. [su_document url=”https://hollingscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Tweet-report-HC-UW-Forum-on-Turkey.pdf”]