Posts tagged : "Europe politics"

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Normal citizens are suffering from Iran sanctions

Normal citizens are suffering from Iran sanctions

  Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: Former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin believes that the crisis in Syria should be solved through talks and diplomatic efforts, not the use of unilateral force by the external players. “All the efforts have to be sought in order to start the peace process in Syria. I think it’s not going to be facilitated by the use of military force from an external source. I think it should be assured that all the solutions for Syria should remain peaceful. A good move was the decision on the chemical weapons. I think that this is the first step that should continue and go on until finding a lasting solution, but again using military or paramilitary means is not going to be a good service to the...

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Interview with Josef Havlas, the Czech ambassador to Tehran

Interview with Josef Havlas, the Czech ambassador to Tehran

Kourosh Ziabari - The fate of longstanding conflict over Iran's nuclear dossier, the duplicitous stance of the West towards the Israel's atomic program, the prospect of Iran – EU relations and the role of Iran in the world's political equations are the topics which the international community is immensely interested in knowing about. Josef Havlas is the ambassador of the Czech Republic in the Islamic Republic of Iran. During his diplomatic career, he served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Japan (1995-2000) and Ireland (2003-2008), as well as Deputy Director of the Dept. for External Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000-2003). He has been chairing the Czech embassy in...

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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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Berlusconi was a total disaster for Italy and its political system

Berlusconi was a total disaster for Italy and its political system

  Kourosh Ziabari - Alexander Stille is a renowned American journalist and university professor. His father, Ugo Stille, was a renowned Italian journalist and former editor of the Milan-based leading daily Corriere della Sera. Alexander Stille graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is currently working there as a professor of journalism. He has written extensively on Italy domestic and foreign policies and has been a vocal critic of the former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, accusing him of corruption, accumulating illegitimate power and creating an unrivaled and uncontested media monopoly in the country. Stille has also written about the role of the Sicilian mafia in Italian politics and...

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