Sune Engel Rasmussen and Jessica Donati, Wall Street Journal, Updated Feb. 13, 2019; see also
Iran Rift Hurts U.S. Effort to Build Consensus on Mideast Policy
Image from article, with caption: Vice President Mike Pence and Polish President Andrzej Duda, center right, in Warsaw on Wednesday.Excerpt:
WARSAW—Divisions over Iran are hindering the Trump administration’s efforts to build consensus with NATO allies on Middle East policy, with European powers balking at joining top U.S. officials in Poland’s capital for an event on regional security.Washington has made isolating Tehran a focus of its foreign policy. Its major North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies, including Britain, Germany and France, seek to preserve ties with Tehran and salvage the 2015 multilateral nuclear accord from which the U.S. withdrew last year, before reimposing sanctions.Now, this divide over Iran is on public display as officials from some 60 countries gather in for Warsaw for the two-day Middle East conferen..
Facebook to Restore Serbian Language on All Landmarks and Maps of Kosovo and Metohija #NoKosovoUnesco After the self-proclaimed independence of Kosovo in 2008, for some reason Facebook removed the Serbian language from all landmarks and maps of Kosovo and Metohija and left only Albanian language. With this act Facebook ceased to follow and respect national, internationalRead more
The Future of U.S. Public Diplomacy Towards Cuba By Aleksandra Ristovic The bilateral relationship between the United States and Cuba has come a long way since April 6, 1960 when it was deemed that “every possible means should be taken to weaken the Cuban economic life.” Back then, U.S. policy toward Cuba was categorized byRead more
For many years, the great chorus of Don Cossacks led by Peter Khudyakov gives a concert in the Russian house in Berlin on the bright holiday of the Nativity of Christ.
Professional opera singers will perform Orthodox chants in the Russian singing tradition. In the most quiet pianissimo and to the most powerful forte you can enjoy both the skill of the Cossacks, and their Slavic soul is heard.
Ancient chorals, as usual, are sung a cappella. A wide range of voices only enhances the mystical depth of these sacred chants.
The program of the concert will also include all your favourite songs: Evening Ringing, Kalinka, Troika, Black Eyes, Volga Volga, etc.
Tickets are available at the box office of RDNK
You can also order tickets here: https://www.ru.russisches-haus.de/konzertdonskiekozaki
Based in Chennai, one of Indias cultural capitals, the Center for Soft Power (CSP) is an India Foundation institute that studies and researches Indian soft power, mapping along the way the wide diversity of cultural forms present in the country.
Lately, the Center has embarked on a unique project titled Chennai Soft Power 30, which seeks to document and interview 30 of Chennai's most internationally recognized performing artists in the fields of music and dance.
The videos below look at the journey of some of Chennai's top-performers and explain how they have spread Indian culture globally through their art.
This video features an interview with dance couple Renjith and Vijna who have toured the world performing Indian folk dances.
The original video can be found on the Center for Soft Power's Youtube channel here.
This one features an interview with Grammy nominated bamboo flute maestro Shashank Subramanyam, who has col..Read more