Kourosh Ziabari - Iran Review: On the final day of the Global Media Forum 2015 and while I had only a couple of hours to pack my luggage and depart from Bonn to Frankfurt and catch my return flight to Tehran, I got the chance to talk to a leading British peace-worker and women rights activist for a 15-minute interview for Iran Review. Scilla Elworthy is the founder of the Oxford Research Group, an advisor of The Elders and a member of several international peace organizations. She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times in recognition of her work on nuclear non-proliferation and the facilitation of dialog between weapons policy-makers and their critics. A member and councilor of the World Future Council, Ms....Continue reading
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Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: East Timor: a country about which we rarely think or of which there are not usually groundbreaking headlines on the newspapers and TV channels. It's a small nation located in the Southeast Asia adjacent to the Indonesian Archipelago, with a population of about 1,172,000. It's economy is emerging and its trade ties with the rest of the world are getting developed. However, East Timor, also known in Portuguese as Timor-Leste, has had a tumultuous and turbulent history which was that of a continued plight and predicament. As a result of its geostrategic importance, it has been invaded over the past centuries by different colonial powers: the Portuguese, the Dutch, the Australians, the Japanese and...Continue reading
Kourosh Ziabari - Tehran Times: Prof. Vernon L. Smith believes that economic sanctions cannot contribute to furthering the objectives of the mankind and simply throttle trade and human economic betterment. According to the prominent American economist, dynamic and massive trade with other countries is an advantage, but inevitably leads to indebtedness and entails its own difficulties. “Trade increases specialization and growth in income, most dramatically in countries with lower wages and material costs; their exports rise faster than their imports; their surplus foreign currency earnings are invested in these foreign countries. Chinese dollars earned from net exports are returned to the U.S. as capital inflows, used to...Continue reading
Kourosh Ziabari- Tehran Times: The United States’ economy is experiencing ups and downs these days, especially following the eruption of the widespread economic crisis that began to take in the West since early 2010. The United States was once a thriving and robust economy; however, the American people are currently experiencing such questions as poverty, unemployment and other economic difficulties. Prominent economist and the 2006 Nobel Prize laureate in economics Edmund Phelps believes that the economic disadvantage in the United States is far more extreme than it is in countries such as Switzerland or Uruguay. “I know there is a sense that the new technologies are not raising the value of labor in the production process,...Continue reading