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· January, 2007

Stories about History from January, 2007

Bahamas: Does the war on drugs make sense?

Larry Smith offers a useful historic overview of the history of the drug trade in a post that asks the question: can the war on drugs be won?

Poland: Clothing for the Pope vs G-Strings

A small Polish town is divided: is it a sin to make sexy underwear for a company that used to make ceremonial clothing for Pope John Paul II? The beatroot...

Poland: The Soviets’ Nuclear Arsenal

The beatroot writes about the “now unclassified documents which show that Poland was nothing more than a buffer to the West for the Soviets and one that they could afford...

Egypt: The History of Nimrod

Blogger Tom Gara gives us a brief history of Nimrod and Zionism following a brief research after the funny looks he got on the metro while singing to himself.

Kurdistance: The Kirkuk Referendum

While the Kirkuk Referendum isn't expected to take place until December 2007, it is creating waves within Kurdistan, Iraq and their neighbors. Why the flurry of activity now? The Iraq...

Guatemala: Unearthing the Future

Xeni Jardin, best known for her writing at BoingBoing has also been blogging her recent travels in Guatemala including a five-part series for NPR called ‘Guatemala: Unearthing the Future.’ Patrick...

Russia: On Economy

The Russian Dilettante comments on Masha Lipman's recent column.

Czech Rebublic: New Arms Race?

NvB: Bored in Brno writes that the “proposed radar stations around the Czech Republic may be a forerunner of the new silent arms race.”

Czech Rebublic: Dechovka Music

NvB: Bored in Brno writes about dechovka music and posts a YouTube video of Eva and Vasek, “the most successful musical group in the [Czech] Republic from the standpoint of...

Albania, Serbia: Views on “Greater Albania”

Our Man in Tirana writes about the views of the international community as well as the Albanian populations of Kosovo and Albania on the idea of a “Greater Albania.”

Czech Rebublic: Return of the Drawings

Four Bees reports on the return of the drawings that were looted by the Nazis in 1939 to the family of a Brno lawyer.

Serbia: Mladic and the EU

Neretva River points out some legal issues that might make the transfer of Ratko Mladic to the ICTY impossible.

India: In Korlai

Trivial Matters on Korlai, with some wonderful photographs. “You would be surprised to hear that I am not in Korlai for the views or even the crisp Arabian Sea breeze....

Swahili Blogosphere: CIA's Role in the Zanzibar Revolution, Bloggers Association, The Wretched of the Earth, and Protesting UK's $12M Secret Payment

Following their virtual conference last November, Tanzanian bloggers are currently discussing the details of the organization they are intending to form. A blog has been set up by the interim...

Taiwan: textbook debate

Micheal Turton from the View from Taiwan gives us more background concerning the change of textbook content in Taiwan: This is part of a continuing wave of pro-Taiwan educational changes...

Lebanon: What Does Nasrullah Want?

Lebanese blogger Anton Efendi objects to Hassan Nasrullah‘s Ashura speech, saying that the Hizbulla leader “is intent on taking the country to war.” “What was his message to the Shiite...

Ukraine, Romania: Serpent Island Dispute

Ukraine List writes about a Ukrainian-Romanian dispute over Serpent Island: “The island itself is just a small chunk of limestone (.17 km sq.) with a layer of topsoil. […] The...

Serbia, Croatia: Bora Djordjevic Interview

Illyrian Gazette writes about the interview with the Serbian rock singer Bora Djordjevic.

Ukraine: A Roundup

From Orange Ukraine, a roundup of Ukrainian political happenings.

Turkey is Typing….a Follow-up on the Death of Hrant Dink

Today marks a first, well for me at least! Today's article is written in direct response to your wishes, dear reader. Last week, Turkey is Typing focuses on the Death...

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