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· February, 2008

Stories about Governance from February, 2008

Serbia, Kosovo, U.S.: Diaspora Serbs

Reluctant Dragon and Gray Falcon offer two different perspectives on what it feels like being a Serb in the United States following Kosovo's declaration of independence.

Russia: Prince Harry and Local “Elite's Offspring”

Window on Eurasia writes about the Russians’ reaction to the news of Prince Harry's military service in Afghanistan.

Russia: Election Roundup

A roundup on Russia's upcoming presidential election: Mark MacKinnon writes on the 72 percent “target” for Medvedev; Megan Case writes about the reasons NOT to vote; Robert Amsterdam writes about...

Serbia, Kosovo: Lack of Trust

Balkan Anarchist writes at length about “the utter lack of inter-ethnic dialogue between Serbs and Albanians” in Kosovo.

Czech Republic: Foreign Minister

The Czech Daily Word writes about the Czech foreign minister, whose full title is “His Serene Highness The Prince of Schwarzenberg, Count of Sulz, Princely Landgrave in Klettgau and Duke...

Serbia: Window For Slovenian Embassy

East Ethnia reposts a photo of a new window presented to the Slovenian embassy by “the students of Belgrade.”

Kenya: Thank you Annan and team

After the power-sharing deal was announced, a caller to a local radio station was ecstatic and invited Kofi Annan and team to "nyama choma" (barbeque), another caller offered him two beers...

China: Country with the world's biggest income gap

According to the latest Outlook Weekly, the Gini coefficient of China is growing up to 0.47, which is above the international warning line and much higher than that of most...

Barbados, Jamaica: Political Accountability

Living in Barbados thinks that the arrest of a former Jamaican Minister implicated in the Cuban lightbulb scandal “should shed light on what kind of government Bruce Golding is leading...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Illness

Foreign Notes writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's illness and other problems.

Serbia: “Ray of Light in Tough Times”

Belgrade 2.0 posts a selection of photoshopped Kosovo-related parodies and writes: “If there’s one thing I always appreciated about Serbia and it’s turbulent times, it’s the people’s strenght to find...

Russia: Unaffordable Health Care

Window on Eurasia writes about the Russians who can't afford medical care.

Russia: Middle Class

Sean's Russia Blog writes about the Russian middle class.

Czech Republic: Health Minister Rescues a Pedestrian

The Czech Daily Word writes about how the Czech health minister's saved a pedestrian's life.

Kenya: Dear Kofi Annan…

Following the decision by Kofi Annan to suspend peace talks in Kenya, Kenyan blogger, wheremadnessresides decided to write a letter to him: “Dear Kofi Annan: There's a rumour that you're...

Bermuda, Cayman Islands: Constitutional Change

Bermudan blogger Vexed Bermoothes, on learning that the Cayman Islands is updating its Constitution following “rigorous public consultation”, asks: “Are we just so used to corrupt governance that normalcy seems...

Jamaica: This and That

Jamaica and the World puts in her two cents’ worth on everything from a Minister being charged with fraud to the island's roller-coaster crime rate.

Ukraine: Public Education and the President's Kids

Ukrainiana writes about president Yushchenko's views on Ukrainian public education.

Poland: Giertych's Fear of Feminism

The beatroot reports on Maciej Giertych's fear of feminism.

Czech Republic: Czech Soldier Blogging From Iraq

The Czech Daily Word links to a Czech-language blog of a Czech soldier stationed in Iraq.

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