Following the expert seminar addressing China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation's (SPF) Japan-US Program, SPF Now had the opportunity to meet with the featured experts to take a closer look at topics ranging from infrastructure investment to great power politics.
Abigail Grace, Research Associate at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), discussed her expectations for the potential implementation of the policies presented in the report “Power Play,” which she coauthored, and touched on broader geopolitical shifts in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world. Dr. Kei Koga, Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, elaborated on his research into the reception of BRI policies in Southeast Asia, the potential role of Japan in the region, and the impressions of the Trump administration and its policies.
Below are excerpts from those two interviews, which were conducted separately. C..
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Further information: Fake newsFake news websites (also referred to as hoax news websites) are Internet websites that deliberately publish fake news—hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation purporting to be real news—often using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect. Unlike news satire, fake news websites deliberately seek to be perceived as legitimate and taken at face value, often for financial or political gain. Such sites have promoted political falsehoods in Germany, Indonesia and the Philippines, Sweden, Myanmar, and the United States. Many sites originate in, or are promoted by, Russia,Macedonia, Romania, and some individuals in the United States.
Contents1Overview of coverage2Definition3Pre-Internet history4Prominent sources4.1Macedonia4.2Romania4.3Russia4.3.1Internet R..
Stephanie Davis, an American woman from Boston, Massachusetts put up yesterday a blog post asking people to donate $20 or $5 for Serbian people victims of flood. Amazing. She wrote: I hope you’ve heard (or maybe you haven’t because there has not been much media coverage) about the devastating flooding in Serbia and Bosnia overRead more
This week, the Global Cyberspace Conference takes place in The Hague (16-17 April). In March, UNESCO hosted a conference on Connecting the Dots in Digital Space. The NETmundial Initiative had a meeting in Stanford recently. In early May, the Freedom Online Conference will take place in Ulan Bator (for dates and a list of eventsRead more
Yuri Materiy, the ambassador of the Russian Federation [to Great Britain], sundaytimes.lk
image from article, with caption: Russian troops in Syria: A game changer
On the 10th of February each year, the Russian diplomatic service celebrates its professional holiday — Russian Diplomats’ Day — which was established by a Presidential Decree in 2002. …
The FIFA World Cup was a highlight last year – a real triumph of public diplomacy [JB emphasis]. Millions of foreign guests visited Russia. …