Author: Kourosh Ziabari
2022 WPI FellowJournalist, Asia Times
Bio: Kourosh Ziabari is a journalist and reporter from Iran. He is a correspondent with Asia Times and contributes to Foreign Policy, The National Interest, openDemocracy, The New Arab, Responsible Statecraft and Al-Monitor, among other online and print publications. He is the recipient of a 2016-17 Chevening Scholarship from the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and a 2021 Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journalists fellow with the United Nations. He was shortlisted twice as the finalist of the Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism in 2020 and 2021. An elected individual member of Chatham House, and has given talks at Stanford University, Cambridge Union and Goldsmiths, University of London.
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Posts by Kourosh Ziabari:
To fight racism, prudent leadership is needed – there are success stories
by Kourosh Ziabari | May 6, 2022 | Politics, Racial Equity & Police ReformEven without the seemingly endless supply of news reports and academic documentation, the long reach of bigotry and racism in our turbulent times is a given. For many people in our societies, discrimination and prejudice are their lived experience and recurring...
Unilateralism is poisonous to nuclear non-proliferation: JCPOA explains why
by Kourosh Ziabari | Apr 26, 2022 | Nuclear Policy and Security, PoliticsNuclear non-proliferation is a cherished ideal that needs to be safeguarded. Against the backdrop of tragedies that have shaken the world security since the first atomic bomb was produced in a uranium enrichment facility in Oak Ridge in east Tennessee, it appears to...
Is journalism all about making money? Not really
by Kourosh Ziabari | Apr 15, 2022 | Journalism, Personal ReflectionsNot as a rule of thumb, but reflecting a general global trend, many of those who embark on a journalism career often harbor ambitions to make money. It is not a misplaced expectation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, writers and authors with a bachelor’s...
Islamophobia: is a global awakening on racism already overdue?
by Kourosh Ziabari | Apr 6, 2022 | Immigration, Politics, Racial Equity & Police ReformThe murder of George Floyd in May 2020 left an indelible impact on the community of Black Americans, not to mention his family, who will collectively remember the bitter episode with trauma and resentment. But the ensuing Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, and the...
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