Hollings Center Regional Policy Dialogues cover consequential and challenging topics that link Muslim-majority nations and the United States. Dialogues center on subjects that are critically relevant yet under-discussed in the public sphere. Participants have included a broad spectrum of government officials, experts on domestic and foreign policy, academics, economists, civil society leaders and practitioners.




Dr. Alp Özerdem on the Role of Traditional vs New Actors in the Greater Horn of Africa

Dr. Alp Özerdem, Co-Director of the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, discusses the motivations and activities of traditional actors such as the United States in contrast to newer actors such as Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states in the Greater Horn of Africa. He specifically elaborates on the…

The Link Between Water and Food Security in the Middle East

Dr. Mutlu Özdoğan, of the University of Wisconsin, and Dr. Sezin İba Gürsoy, or Kirklareli University, discuss the link between water issues in the Middle East and long-term food security. They provide examples of example partnerships on food and water security and discuss how the region could better utilize data on water management to improve…

Water Security in the Middle East

Dr. Scott Moore discusses why water is such a political issue and what conditions are necessary to resolving water conflict in the Middle East. He also offers insight on Asia as a model for water management in the Middle East and envisions the future of international cooperation on such issues.     This video was…


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