Tag Archives: international relations

Christchurch strengthens ties with Australia, the United States, South Korea and China

The press A China Southern Airlines Boeing 787 landed in Christchurch in 2014. Before Covid, the airline flew direct to Christchurch from Guangzhou. Christchurch wants to strengthen its ties with Australia, the United States, South Korea and China – but it may take some time before tangible benefits are reaped. …

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Israeli Naftali Bennett mediates between Ukraine and Russia, but critics slam neutrality

After meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 5, Bennett made two phone calls to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and ended the day with a dinner meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin. The story continues under the ad The urgency of his shuttle diplomacy – not only for …

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Leaders of Turkey and Greece talk in rare meeting

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, right, sits in front of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, as he leads a ceremony for Orthodox Christians at the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, March 13, 2022 Mitsotakis is in Istanbul for talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a rare …

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Shepaug to host annual Global Business Forum

WASHINGTON — Former journalist and human rights activist Wendy Luers will join students from the Shepaug Valley School’s Humanities Department at the 18th annual Shepaug Global Affairs Forum from 2-4 p.m. March, at Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens at Washington Depot. The Shepaug Global Affairs Forum is an annual …

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Decency in Oz’s Foreign Policy: The Bell Tolls for You

International relations are the work of desperate hope, assailed by brutal lessons. For the society of states, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s monstrous rendezvous with history in Ukraine is a trauma, a test and a teaching moment. Turning Russia into a pariah, Putin demonstrates that force does not always do good. …

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Chinese double talk in Ukraine becomes unsustainable

The result was an exercise in cognitive dissonance, with a narrative that accepts Moscow’s security concerns, blames the West for creating the problem, refuses to refer to ‘war’ or ‘invasion’ and laments unprecedented punishment – all key Russian talking points – but also asserts Ukraine’s sovereignty and tries to stay …

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Global Times: China won’t abandon principles to mend US ties: GT investigation

(March 1): A recent survey conducted by the world times showed that most Chinese people do not expect the United States to correct its mistakes and mend its relations with China, and even believe that bilateral relations will continue to deteriorate. Chinese experts on China-US relations have said that after …

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Some confusion over SA’s stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

On Thursday, Day 2 of the invasion, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation issued a stern statement calling on Russia to immediately withdraw its troops from Ukraine. FILE: This handout photo made available by the Russian Defense Ministry on September 13, 2021 shows the ‘Zapad-2021’ joint military exercises of …

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Russia and Ukraine: what are the stakes of this crisis?

As Russian forces close in on Kiev, ‘a new world order’ is upon us and Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine will echo for years to come, according to North West political scientist and expert Jordan Gans-Morse of the former Soviet Union. In order to make sense of the developing news, …

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Ukraine. Expert says New Zealand’s actions against Russian invasion are ‘of global significance’

An international relations expert said that although New Zealand is small, the government’s position on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is still of global importance. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops to breakaway regions of Ukraine this week, a move that has seen world leaders sanction Russia in hopes of averting …

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What distinguishes the development of higher education in China?

CHINA The recent spectacle of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing was an opportunity to reflect on China’s change and its relationship with global society since the city hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. Partly because of the pandemic, the opening ceremony came across as a much more restrained …

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JCPOA may be flat, but there’s still hope to rekindle US-Iran relations

As US-Iranian relations continue to be adversarial after Trump, any path to reconciliation should involve the US administration engaging directly with and listening to the general Iranian public, writes Kourosh Ziabari. A portrait of U.S. President Joe Biden is taped to a balloon during a ceremony marking the anniversary of …

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Towards a Truly Free and Active Foreign Policy – Analysis – Eurasia Review

Relations between Indonesia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are once again tense. On December 1, 2021, some diplomats representing the PRC government sent a protest letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemlu) regarding the exploration of natural resources in the northern waters …

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Emirates News Agency – Emiratis pursuing a career in diplomacy are invited to apply to the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy

ABU DHABI, 13th February, 2022 (WAM) — The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) today announced the launch of its admission campaign and calls on all aspiring diplomats to apply before the deadline of March 13, 2022. Renowned for its diplomatic capacity development, research and thought leadership initiatives, the Academy has …

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Ellis to head the Santa Fe Council on International Relations | Local News

Lisa Ellis has been named executive director of the Santa Fe Council on International Relations, according to the organization. Santa Fe-based Ellis begins in the role Feb. 22 and takes over from acting director James Falk, according to a press release. She was appointed by the organization’s board of directors. …

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International diplomacy: on the verge of collapse

During the weekend of January 28, 2022, Russia moved blood supply near its border with Ukraine, where tens of thousands of Russian troops have gathered, further adding to US concern that an invasion is imminent. When stored at 6°C, donated blood can last up to approximately six weeks. Time is …

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Ukrainian scholars discuss the current crisis with Russia | Today

By Nick Erickson Even the brightest minds at the heart of the conflict or strongly connected to it struggle to understand what is happening and what will come next. Will Russia, with troops stationed on Ukraine’s eastern border, invade? Or is it a highly organized bullying game? Basically, there’s enough …

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President Biden announces 3 key nominees

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intention to name the following leaders to serve as key leaders in his administration: Reuben Brigety, candidate for the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of South Africa MaryKay Carlson, candidate for the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary …

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Alive and powerful in the new geopolitics

Two decades after the 9/11 attacks, the United States and the West have lost appetite for counterinsurgency, stabilization, and state-building efforts. Beyond the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan, many such projects have been mired in poor governance by problematic local partners whose corruption and parochialism have undermined efforts to build capable …

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Rights groups warn Biden against blacklisting Yemen’s Houthis | Joe Biden News

Washington D.C.- When the Biden administration stripped Yemen’s Houthi rebels of the “terrorist” group label last February, it cited the potentially “devastating” effects the designation would have on Yemeni civilians’ access to lifesaving humanitarian aid. But less than a year later, President Joe Biden said the group’s re-naming was “under …

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Japan’s border crackdown leaves students in limbo and the economy in a pinch

A passerby wearing a protective face mask walks through an alley of an izakaya pub, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Two years after Japan locked its borders …

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THIS LAND OF HUMANITY (1996) BY PRAMOEDYA ANATA TOER – THE AWAKENING OF A SUBJECT NATION IN ITS OWN TERRITORY

GABY RUSLI WRITTEN – Faith teaches us that all men are created equal, but we choose to enslave one another. European empires colonized almost every country in the world, and although colonialism was linked to progress, it marked and changed nations. For Indonesia, foreign occupation inspired a romantic and patriotic …

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Why China is watching Biden’s handling of Russia-Ukraine tension closely – and what it could mean for the United States

America’s rivals and enemies are watching the moves of Presidents Biden and Putin very carefully in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, and a Russian invasion could lead to further aggressive actions that threaten the American homeland, the former adviser to the US warned on Friday. national security Robert O’Brien on Fox News. …

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5 points on Aparna Yadav, the sister-in-law of Akhilesh Yadav, the latest BJP recruit in UP

UP Polls: Aparna Yadav is the daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav (File) New Delhi: Aparna Yadav, the sister-in-law of Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav, joined the BJP in Delhi today to deliver a blow to the party ahead of next month’s elections in Uttar Pradesh. Ms Yadav …

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International students come to USF for a multicultural experience – The Crow’s Nest at USF St. Petersburg

Above photo: Moe Hattori is studying international relations, majoring in English, at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. Courtesy of Sophia George | The Crow’s Nest By Sophie Georges The University of South Florida is one of the nation’s leading universities for study abroad and exchange programs. Partnerships with universities …

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International support grows for Sea Row decision against China – Del Rosario

DASHED: A screenshot taken from the US State Department website shows a map of the South China Sea that was among the documents used to analyze China’s claim to aarea bounded by the so-called nine-dash line. In a 47-page study, the department said Beijing’s maritime claims in the South China …

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Graham Swift on the “Big” and “Small” Worlds

Your “Fireworks” story takes place at the end of October 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. What made you want to revisit this period? Photograph by Colin McPherson / Getty I think it was the story that made me revisit. It was like that, as it often seems to be. …

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BNP strengthens for the movement

While the official position of the BNP is that it has yet to decide whether it will run in the 2023 national elections, its goal for this year is to complete the party reorganization process and prepare for the election. The rationale for the reorganization is that the party wants …

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Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan is a mom for the first time

Michelle Kwan presents the Female Athlete of the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Committee Best of US Awards on April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. When Michelle Kwan says she is “always full of surprises,” she’s not kidding. The two-time Olympic medalist (1998, 2002) shared a big revelation on Instagram …

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Advocacy for subnational diplomacy

Letter from the editor BY SHAWN DORMAN Welcome to this packed double edition of The Foreign Service Journal to start the new year. In addition to our regular programming, this issue features an exclusive interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, as well as a first-person account from Moscow Signal, …

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No one is able to teach others a lesson about democracy »Capital News

BEIJING, China, January 2 – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that Chinese diplomacy has progressed in a complex and fluid international landscape, writing new chapters of big country diplomacy with features distinctive Chinese. Wang made his remarks during a year-end interview with the Xinhua …

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GT exclusive: Chinese diplomat urges new German government not to play ‘Taiwan card’ as Lithuania aims to hold EU hostage

Yantian Port Photo: CFP Chinese diplomat in Germany urged new German government to play an active role in the EU, abide by the one-China principle and not play the “Taiwan card” or send false signals to the forces secessionists of “Taiwan independence”, as Lithuania wants. to hold the EU’s position …

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Despite clear division on big issues, Congress broadly agrees on China

Despite strong divisions on most major issues, Democrats and Republicans in Congress agree on at least one way to deal with China. President Joe Biden enacted a bipartisan bill just before Christmas to ban goods from China’s Xinjiang region unless companies can prove they are not made by forced labor. …

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Fierce Sino-American competition criticized – Xinhua English.news.cn

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang (right) is seen in a broad interview with U.S. media on December 20, 2021. [Photo/china-embassy.org] Collaboration and consensus are good elements to progress, underlines the envoy China opposes Sino-U.S. Relations being defined as competitive because such a framework overshadows collaboration, and the …

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China Lobbying Against MCC | Nepalese time

A A US $ 500 million grant to modernize Nepal’s infrastructure at first glance appears to be delayed due to domestic politics. But the real reason seems to be Beijing’s opposition to the project and its pressure on politicians not to implement the project. Sources say the Chinese government has …

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China to impose reciprocal sanctions on four US citizens

Zhao Lijian Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs China has decided to impose sanctions on four US individuals as a reciprocal countermeasure against US sanctions against officials in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (northwest China) on baseless charges of alleged issue rights in the region, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign …

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Another Quad type network is the last thing Asia needs

Indonesian Foreign Ministers Retno Marsudi (right) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) hold a joint press conference after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry’s office in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 14 2021. / Getty Indonesian Foreign Ministers Retno Marsudi (right) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) hold …

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Building a community of destiny for humanity

The closing meeting of the 4th session of the 13th National People’s Congress is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 11, 2021. / Xinhua The closing meeting of the 4th session of the 13th National People’s Congress is held at the Great …

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Why is Russia so adamant about annexing an independent Ukraine?

As Russian troops continue to build up along the country’s border with Ukraine, heightened tensions have brought to mind the turbulent but critical history between the two nations. Ukraine’s struggle for freedom even partially arose out of Russia’s own history. Led for centuries by a number of historic empires, a …

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In charge of business – News

In line with the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations this year, the Emirati Women’s Day celebrations held on August 28 highlighted the remarkable achievements of today’s Emirati woman. Under the theme “Women: Ambitions and Inspiration for the Next 50 Years”, the event was a tribute to the important contributions that women …

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Omicron variant causes mild illness, South African Medical Association, World News

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) said the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus causes mild illness without significant syndromes. Angelique Coetzee, the president of SAMA was quoted by Sputnik. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday identified the new strain of coronavirus as Omicron. WHO has said the new …

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What we know about Omicron, the new COVID variant that quickly led to the latest travel ban in Canada

South African health authorities have identified a new variant of the coronavirus following a spike in COVID-19 cases in Gauteng, South Africa. For weeks the country was recording around 200 new cases a day, but on Thursday the number of new cases suddenly skyrocketed to 2,465. According to Tulio de …

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ApplyBoard records application boom and maps future industry trends

Between March and October of this year, applications to British establishments increased by more than 300% and Canadian applicants by more than 200%, the newspaper notes. In addition, requests in the United States increased by 750% compared to the same period in 2020. “During 2021, ApplyBoard saw more students seeking …

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Putin notes the contribution of transport workers to the development of the national economy – society & culture

MOSCOW, November 20. / TASS /. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated workers and veterans of the Russian transport industry on their professional day. His greetings were posted on the Kremlin website on Saturday. “I congratulate you on the Day of Transport Workers – a holiday that brings together representatives of …

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CommArts offers a research grant to a graduate student

Sophie hudzik The College of Communication and the Arts awarded a research grant to Sophia Hudzik, a graduate candidate from the Museum Professions program. This scholarship was founded in 2019 by Renee Robinson, Ph.D. and Ryan Hudes, Ph.D., who envisioned this scholarship as one that represents the continuous evolution and …

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York appoints government affairs expert as board chair – York College / CUNY

Dr Berenecea Johnson Eanes, President of York College, City University of New York (CUNY), today announced the appointment of Ana Rua as a member and chair of the board of trustees of the York College Foundation. Ms. Rua leads the New York Government Affairs City & State strategy at Crown …

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Feeding the leaders aware of the environment and sustainable development of tomorrow

ENVIRONMENTAL issues such as climate change and even the recent global pandemic have highlighted the need for global cooperation resolution. As such, international relations has become a very relevant discipline. Asia-Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) International Relations Professor Dr Daniel Ruiz De Garibay Ponce stressed that solutions needed …

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An international panel on human trafficking is planned

November 4, 2021 During International Education Week, November 15-19, there are campus-wide activities to celebrate the special importance of international educational exchange. On November 18, students from Brookdale Community College participating in the Global Citizenship Distinction (GCD) program collaborate with students from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás (PUC Goiás) …

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Are Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban Separating? | Asia | An in-depth look at current events from across the continent | DW

At the end of September, just over a month after taking control of the Afghan capital, Kabul, Taliban fighters stopped a Pakistani truck at the Torkham border post and removed the country’s flag there. The incident angered Pakistan, but Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid quickly denied reports of emerging divisions between …

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Kuleba opens ASEAN’s first research center in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has opened a first ASEAN research center at the Institute for International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. The opening ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 19 and brought together academic leaders and ambassadors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), …

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The right climate for central planning

If there really is a market for ideas, it’s fair to say that central planning hasn’t taken off lately. It’s not hard to see why. The murderous regimes of Stalin and Mao are not good advertisements for the brand, nor for the possible merits of socialism, for that matter. But …

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British Scholarships 2021 Applicants Announced | MSU Today

Michigan State University has nominated 10 undergraduates and four alumni for graduate scholarships nationwide: the Churchill Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, and Rhodes Scholarship. All scholarships support students attending doctoral school in the UK or Ireland. MSU applicants for the Churchill scholarship are: Charles Hultquist, a senior Honors College specializing …

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Kelley Christine Lane Reiner Larkin Hershaw

The Umlauf Sculpture Garden in Austin, Texas was the setting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, for the wedding of Kelley Christine Lane and Reiner Larkin Hershaw. Dalton Lane, uncle of the bride, officiated. The parents of the bride are Cheryl and Dr Milton Lane of Little Rock. Granddaughter …

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Global Leaders, CEOs and Global Celebrities Gather at Harvard University for the HPAIR Summit

– Ministers from Asia, Europe and the United States, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, philanthropic executives and decorated celebrities spoke at the annual HPAIR conference – held virtually – discussing progress at- beyond technological boundaries, addressing social issues, improving global governance, and fostering philanthropy. – Called “The Davos of Harvard” …

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China’s perception of US international politics

(Artistic conception: Jean-Dominique Lavoix-Carli) Relations between the two superpowers, the United States and China, dominate the international world. Here we watch the way China perceives American foreign relations. How the United States perceives China and how the former see it as a threat, what this will imply in terms of …

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Meng Wanzhou’s return to China applauded by Japanese netizens who compare him to Japan’s surrender to US oppression 30 years ago

Meng Wanzhou waves to a cheering crowd as she exits a charter plane at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong Province, September 25, 2021. Photo: Xinhua Meng Wanzhou’s return to China on Saturday after nearly three years in Canada was applauded by Japanese netizens, who compared his …

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National T&T appointed pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs at UWI

Dr Stacy Richards-Kennedy has been appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs at the University of the West Indies (UWI). She assumed leadership of the regional university’s global engagement portfolio effective August 1. The two-year appointment will see Dr. Richards-Kennedy leading the coordination of internationalization and strategic global initiatives through the …

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Hegemonic strategies and regional order (Thursday, October 14, 2021) • City, University of London

Overview Developing an original theoretical approach to understanding the roots of regional conflicts and cooperation, International Relations in the Middle East explores the dynamics of national and international foreign policy for an accessible insight into how and why the regional order of the Middle East has changed over time. Highlighting …

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YouTube Tools for Learning a Foreign Language – India Education | Latest Education News | Global education news

The students of the “International Relations” and “Sociology” directions organized a master class, the aim of which was to discover the possibilities of using the YouTube platform for a more fun and productive study of a foreign language.The event was organized by teachers of the Department of Foreign Languages ​​of …

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Communication et arts welcomes new graduate students

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, the College of Communication and the Arts hosted a virtual orientation session, welcoming new graduate students pursuing applications for the Museum’s Masters of Crafts and Masters of Communication programs at the College. The orientation, hosted by Microsoft Teams, began with presentations to faculty, a glimpse …

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China cautiously optimistic about new US ambassador

Editor’s Note: Yuan Sha is an assistant researcher in the American Studies Department of the China Institute of International Studies. A former Columbia University Fulbright Fellow, she holds a PhD in International Politics from the China University of Foreign Affairs. Yuan has published several articles on Sino-US security relations in …

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Fact Check: White House National Security Adviser Misleadingly Describes Pipeline Company As ‘Not Russian’

Bash told Sullivan that President Joe Biden had “decided not to impose sanctions” on the pipeline. After Bash cited a Republican criticism of Biden’s handling of the problem, she asked, “Why are you giving in to Russia on this pipeline?” Sullivan correctly replied that Biden has “sanctioned several Russian entities“Regarding …

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Who is Ebrahim Raisi? Die-hard judge set to win 2021 Iranian presidential election

Iranian chief justice Ebrahim Raisi was due to win the country’s presidential election on Saturday morning, after the remaining candidates in the race conceded, including his politically moderate main challenger. Many Iranians feel sidelined by Iran’s authoritarian religious establishment. Millions of people boycotted the elections. The country’s election watchdog, the …

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