Kourosh Ziabari

Reporter
Kourosh Ziabari is an award-winning Iranian journalist. He has conducted numerous interviews with politicians, diplomats, Nobel Prize laureates, academics and other public figures from around the world. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Senior Journalists Seminar Fellowship from the East-West Center in Hawaii. In November 2015, he won the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism by the FNPI foundation in Cartagena, Colombia. Ziabari covered the Global Media Forum 2015 for the Orange Magazine on a joint fellowship program by the Deutsche Welle and European Youth Press. He was the first Iranian delegate at the American Middle Eastern Network for Dialog at Stanford (AMENDS), addressing its 2016 edition. He is currently a taking a Master’s degree in International Multimedia Journalism at the University of Kent’s Centre for Journalism and is a 2016-17 Chevening Scholar from Iran. Ziabari is a reporter at Fair Observer.

US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution

Jul 12, 2019

In the run-up to this year’s general election, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that he would annex large areas of the West Bank if he secured victory. The fulfillment of his promise — assuming Netanyahu wins the re-run scheduled for September after failing to form a government earlier this year — is considered by many … Continue reading "US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution"

Rosy Image of US Equality Glosses Over Systemic Racism

Jun 21, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dr. Tsedale Melaku, a critical race and gender scholar at the City University of New York.  The United States thrives on being a multicultural and diverse society that guarantees individual freedoms and rights to all its citizens. However, even though the brutal institution of slavery … Continue reading "US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution"

Trump Is Wrong to Think He Can Force Iran to Its Knees

Jun 20, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former US Ambassador Dennis Jett. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been escalating for some time now. In the most recent episode, two commercial tankers were damaged by mysterious explosions in the Gulf of Oman on June 13, sparking a surge in oil prices and … Continue reading "US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution"

The University at Buffalo Talks to Fair Observer

Jun 13, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Satish Tripathi, the president of the University at Buffalo. A member of the Association of American Universities, the University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive public research university in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. A world-renowned center for research … Continue reading "US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution"

Does the US Have a Long-Term Iran Strategy?

Jun 03, 2019

For four decades, relations between Iran and the United States have been marked by misunderstandings, tensions and enmity. The two countries seem to find it impossible to settle their differences and engage with each other on a basis of mutual respect. Reckless decisions by the leaders of the two nations and fiery, hostile rhetoric from … Continue reading "US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution"

Venezuela Crisis: Nicolás Maduro Has Made a Bad Situation Worse

May 30, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Robert Patman, professor of international relations at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Venezuela is in the midst of a severe socio-economic and political crisis. President Nicolás Maduro faces growing pressure, both domestically and internationally, to step down. The current crisis in has been mounting … Continue reading "US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution"

Most Israelis Don’t Believe There's a Solution to the Conflict with Palestinians

May 27, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dov Waxman, the Stotsky professor of Jewish historical and cultural studies at Northeastern University. More than seven decades after the outbreak of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there seems to be no solution forthcoming to one of the world’s most intractable disputes. While failure to achieve a … Continue reading "US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution"

Finland Is Warming at Twice the Global Rate

May 21, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Satu Hassi, Finland’s former environment minister. Finland is a country of fascinating and stark contrasts — long and glittery summer nights and short, snowy winter days, the midnight sun and the winter darkness. The country earned its nickname, the Land of the Midnight Sun, because … Continue reading "US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution"

US Middle East Policy Is in Thrall to Its Regional Allies

May 17, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dr. Edward Wastnidge, a lecturer in international studies at the Open University. Four decades after Iran and the United States severed diplomatic relations, tensions are running higher than at any point in the 21st century. US President Donald Trump, who has constructed a foreign policy … Continue reading "US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution"

Extremists Won't Hinder Interfaith Dialogue

May 15, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Leonard Swidler, professor of Catholic thought and interreligious dialogue at Temple University, Philadelphia. Interfaith dialogue is a necessity in our age. In a world suffering from armed conflicts, diplomatic standoffs and trade wars, cooperative and constructive interaction between people of different religious traditions is fundamental … Continue reading "US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution"

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