Video: Timor Sharan on the Special Immigration Visa Program for Afghans

Timor Sharan explains the background of the Special Immigration Visa Program and the research project he completed as part of the Hollings Center Small Grants program with his colleague Noah Coburn. He offers insight into the effects of the program on Afghanistan, recommendations from the report and lessons that can be learned for future programming….

Podcast: Noah Coburn

Noah Coburn discusses the key takeaways from research conducted through a Hollings Center small grant on the U.S. Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, which provides visas for Afghans that worked as translators with the U.S. military or on U.S-funded projects and now find themselves in danger.  

Women in Foreign Policy Launch

The Center hosted an event for the Women in Foreign Policy initiative on September 17, 2015 in its Istanbul office conference space. The event, which featured speaker Asma Khader, President of the Sisterhood is Global Institute in Jordan, was the launch event for Women in Foreign Policy, an initiative that the Center is supporting. Ms….

Food for Diplomacy USA

On September, 29, 2015, the Hollings Center partnered with the Lifelong Learning Center at Kadir Has University to hold an event entitled Food for Diplomacy USA. This event followed-up on the Center’s next generation dialogue, Decoding Perceptions in U.S.-Turkey Relations held in fall of 2013.  The event was held as part of the Lifelong Learning…

Timor Sharan on Afghanistan’s Foreign Policy

Timor Sharan, Program Management Unit Director at The Asia Foundation, discusses Afghanistan’s foreign policy in light of last year’s presidential election. He specifically examines Afghanistan’s experiences with neutrality versus alignments with regional or international powers. He also discusses how the upcoming loya jirga and 2016 parliamentary elections could affect power sharing in Afghanistan.