Agree or Disagree
Show hosts: Marina Dzhashi
During the meeting with ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions in Moscow at the beginning of July the Russian President has outlined the priorities of Russia's foreign policy. Touching upon Russia's relations with China, Vladimir Putin said they shouldn't threaten Russia's relations with other Asia-Pacific countries, including Vietnam, India and Japan, who are being concerned about China’s assertive foreign policy. Vyacheslav Matuzov, a former diplomat, and an international affairs analyst and Gleb Ivaschentsev, a former ambassador of Russia to South Korea, and Deputy Head of the Russia Apec studies center share their thoughts on the issue with the Voice of Russia's Agree or Disagree.
On June 29 the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the establishment of a caliphate, an islamic state with religious authority over the world's muslims. Having seized sizable territories of Iraq in recent weeks, ISIS has drawn worldwide attention. Notorious for its brutality and violence the group may pose a threat to the countries far beyond those in the region. The international community though still hasn't come up with an effective solution to solving the crisis in the country. Discussing the situation in Iraq with Voice of Russia's Agree or Disagree are Colin Heaton, a former professor of History at American Military University and Andrew Lubin, a defense analyst and author.
More and more companies go global and establish their presence abroad. However, a successful company at home may find it difficult to achieve the same level of performance abroad. What does it take to build trust in a foreign culture? And is it possible to avoid misunderstandings and confusion about expectations with foreign partners? Voice of Russia's Agree or Disagree discusses those and other questions with Richard D. Lewis, chairman of Richard Lewis Communications and Barry Tomalin, Director of Communications at London Academy of Diplomacy.