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…

Video: The Middle East Water-Energy-Food Nexus

On November 16, 2016, the Hollings Center for International Dialogue held a panel entitled, “The Middle East Water-Energy-Food Nexus.” The Middle East is faced with a set of complex interrelated problems related to the water, energy, and food sectors. Understanding the dynamics and linkages between these three sectors is needed to understand potential opportunities, trade-offs,…

Mai E’leimat on Grassroots Efforts for Counter-Radicalization

Mai E’leimat, Director of Research and Fundraising for Al Hayat Center for Civil Society Development, discusses the techniques used by her organization to promote counter-radicalization and offers advice for other organizations looking to accomplish similar goals. She also specifically discusses programs aimed at women.  

Rahma Dualeh on Violent Extremism in East Africa

Rahma Dualeh, the Director of Frontline Consult: African Solutions for African Challenges, discusses the international community’s response to extremist violence in East Africa. Specifically, she explains how violent extremism in East Africa differs from that of the Middle East, and offers suggestions for how the international community can tailor its response and resources to these…