Posts tagged : "Asia politics"

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Interview with Deutsche Welle’s Pashtu/Dari Journalist Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi

Interview with Deutsche Welle’s Pashtu/Dari Journalist Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi

Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: The largest media gathering in Europe wrapped up in the German city of Bonn on June 24. The Global Media Forum 2015, organized by the Deutsche Welle and sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office, hosted around 2,000 politicians, media professionals, journalists, academicians and activists from across the world and provided the attendees with an opportunity to get familiar with the latest trends in online, print and multimedia journalism and explore the theme of foreign policy in the age of digital media. On the sidelines of the “Social media vs. digital jihad” workshop, which the Digital Mass Atrocity Prevention Lab had arranged, Iran Review interviewed the moderator Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi....

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In DPRK, friendship is won by trust and trust is won by time

In DPRK, friendship is won by trust and trust is won by time

Kourosh Ziabari - North Korea, also known as DPRK, is a mostly unknown and mysterious country. There are several preconceptions and myths about it which can be hardly debunked since it is under immense international pressure over its nuclear weapons program and its alleged violation of human rights and most of the people, at least in the Western world, have come to believe that North Korea is not a safe place for living or traveling to. Every year, only a handful of foreign tourists, journalists and media correspondents are allowed to enter the country. Sweden, for some time, was the only Western country in which DPRK maintained a diplomatic presence. The Western countries regularly lash out at North Korea over what they claim to be its...

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The Chinese dilemma: Interview with Prof. Zhiqun Zhu

The Chinese dilemma: Interview with Prof. Zhiqun Zhu

Kourosh Ziabari - Today, most of the international relations analysts and experts consider China as the world’s second political and economic power after the United States. China came second in the International Monetary Fund’s 2011 ranking of countries by GDP (nominal) and is one of the main producers of agricultural products, industrial commodities and the world’s number one exporter of goods to other nations. China is also the United States’ first trading partner and at the same time, it’s major economic and political competitor. The politics of China are thoroughly complicated and in most cases, incomprehensible. National interests define the limits of China’s foreign policy while some traces of opposition to the Western...

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