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U.S.-Iraq Relations: Interests, Expectations, Ways Forward

Recently, U.S.-Iraq relations underwent a major shift in policy. What will the “advise, assist, and enable” phase look like?

Multi-Generational Perspectives on U.S.-Turkey Relations

A Hollings Center dialogue on U.S.-Turkey relations that took viewpoints from multiple generational perspectives. Read the snapshot report.

U.S.-Southeast Asia: Building Strategic Relationships

U.S.-Southeast Asia relations remain a strategic concern for both the US and countries in the region, particularly for Indonesia and Malaysia.

Middle East and U.S. Relations with the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa in recent years has attracted the attention of new global actors such as Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and other Gulf states, due to its growing markets, vast natural resources, and geostrategic importance. Non-state actors from the Middle East have also taken an interest in Africa by establishing religious and […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Future of Afghan-U.S. Relations: Development, Investment, and Cultural Exchange

Afghan-U.S. relations are entering a new and uncertain period. While many U.S. policymakers are buoyed by the death of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan and focused on completing the troop drawdown in 2014, there is no clear vision of what America’s future engagement with Afghanistan will look like. The sole certainty is that the United States […]

Iran and the Future of Turkey-U.S. Relations (October 2010)

The U.S. and Turkey seem to have adopted incompatible positions on Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its greater role in the Middle East. Participants sought to explore whether Iran will act as an obstacle or opportunity when it comes to closer Turkey-U.S. cooperation in the region. Participants probed each country’s foreign policy toward Iran, Iran’s domestic […]

The Future of Turkey-U.S. Relations: Prospects for Cooperation in the Middle East (May 2010)

Turkey and the United States are increasingly engaged in the Middle East but with policies that seemingly diverge. This dialogue sought to understand the U.S. and Turkish foreign policies and proposed ways to enhance Turkish-American cooperation across fraught regional issues. Participants discussed a number of Middle East issues that affect US-Turkish relations: the Iranian nuclear […]

Quality Assurance in Higher Education: An International Dialogue on Progress and Challenges

[doc id=17153]Today, with the effects of globalization and with dramatically expanded access to higher education, the quality of education has become more crucial for national development and competitiveness as well as for individual success. The rise of cross-border education, including branch campuses, student and faculty mobility, and partnerships between universities in different countries, also raises […]

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