U.S.-Afghanistan Relations: Vision for the Future

Is there political will in the U.S. to help Afghanistan maintain the social, economic, and human rights gains of the past two decades? If so, what are some of the policies you think should be pursued to this end? Carter Malkasian was the special assistant for strategy to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of…

Podcast: Emerging Forms of Islamic Civil Society (Part I & II)

This two-part podcast series is part of a Regional Policy Dialogue organized in early 2021 by the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs, in cooperation with the European Neighbourhood Council, and with the support of the Hollings Center for International Dialogue. Held over February and March 2021, the organizers gathered together a group of experts,…

Youth, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Development Project

 Youth continue to be largely ignored by those in power. Rather than viewing them as important human capital, youth are often viewed with suspicion because they frequently challenge traditional norms and ways of doing things in society. These authorities fail to comprehend that putting youth to work would not only enhance economic growth, but…

CEBC MENA Podcast: Mobility Behavior in MENA & the USA

 In this episode, Dr. Joanna Moody, Research Program Manager at MIT Energy Initiative’s Mobility Systems Center, discusses her research on the people’s mobility behavior in the US and the MENA regions and how different they are and her research survey on the so-called “Car Pride” across the US and the MENA countries and how…

CEBC MENA Podcast: Alternative Fuels and Powertrains – MENA & USA

CEBC MENA · S2. Ep3: Alternative fuels and powertrains: MENA vs USA In this episode of the CEBC MENA Podcast, our guest speakers discuss the recent technological developments in new energy vehicles in the USA and the MENA regions, the impact of these technological advancements on the adoption rate of these new energy vehicles, the…