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· March, 2006

Stories about International Relations from March, 2006

Belarus: Ignore What Seems Like a New “Gas War”

VW at TOL's Belarus Blog advises on how to react to what seems like the beginning of a new “gas war,” this time between Russia and Belarus: “Simply pay no...

Belarus: Lukashenko's Disappearance and Other News

Andrei Khrapavitski, br23 blog and TOL's Belarus Blog write about reports of the first March 25 casualty, Milinkevich's visit to Poland, Polish ex-ambassador's hospitalization – and Aleksandr Lukashenko's disappearance.

Israel: Rabbis and Imams for Peace Meet in Seville

Richard Silverstein argues that “there is no end of those who criticize Islam and its imams for their supposed hatred against Israel and the west… Such attitudes toward Islam are...

DRC: Malu Malu Announces Delay in Communal Elections

UDPS Liege blogger ngstephane comments (FR) on electoral council President Appolinaire Malu Malu's appearance on a Belgian talk show yesterday. Blogger is especially disappointed with Malu Malu's announcement that communal...

Caribbean, US: US-Caricom meeting

Larry Smith discusses the recent US-Caricom meeting in the Bahamas in the context of both recent US foreign policy and Condolezza Rice's career. He quotes a Bahamian diplomat, who says:...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

This week bloggers in Iraq are saying the same thing in different ways – the security situation is becoming unbearable. Also, in my bag today, a winning blogger gets another...

Cote d'Ivoire: UN Operation Chief Leaves

Rewmi Abidjan announces (FR) the departure April 3 of ONUCI [UN Ivory Coast Operation] chief , senegalese General Abdoulaye Fall, whose 2-year term has come to an end. His replacement...

Belarus: Ex-Ambassador Maszkiewicz Hospitalized

19. People's Blog on Presidential Election reports (RUS) that Mariusz Maszkiewicz, former Polish ambassador to Belarus, has been moved from prison to a hospital, possibly for emergency treatment of a...

Peru, Mexico, Venezuela: Election Influence

Jefferson Morley takes a look at how Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez is influencing elections in Mexico and Peru in his roundup of the Latin American press.

Central Asia: Brookings Conference

Both neweurasia and Registan.net report on the Brookings Institution's conference earlier this week on regional cooperation and integration in Central Asia.

Uzbekistan: Relations With Korea

Registan.net examines Uzbek President Islom Karimov's visit to South Korea to try to woo back investment dollars that have fled the unwelcoming investment climate in Uzbekistan.

U.S.A., Cuba, Venezuela: “Operation Partners of the Americas”

Western Hemisphere Policy Watch believes that “Operation Partners of the Americas” is meant to flex muscle at Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.

Russia: Ilf and Petrov Exhibit

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about famous Soviet writers Ilya Ilf and Evgeniy Petrov, their 1935-36 trip to the United States.

Czech Republic: Havel Denied Entry Into Belarus Embassy

br23 blog reports on how Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic, was denied entry by the Belarus Embassy in Prague when he wanted to deliver a letter of...

North Korea: Official defects

Joshua from The Korea Liberator compares the recent defection of a North Korean man rumored to be a diplomat with the 2003 defection of senior North Korean weapons official Bok...

Korea: Navy's problems in public relations

Matt from Occidentalism posts on a new South Korean destroyer ship whose insignia, some argue, portrays missiles being fired toward Japan.

China: Convenient humanitarianism

In his post “Arab Leaders Ignore Chinese,” lordgenius at China Intel mentions an upcoming meeting between the Arab League and the Chinese Communist Party in Sudan which will focus on...

Bahamas: Condi's visit

Sir Arthur Foulkes is satisfied with comments made by US Secreatary of State Condolezza Rice during her brief visit to the Bahamas, and believes they “should help to correct the...

From Charango to Sea Controversy

Wikipedia Map Chile and Bolivia have different controversies issues. Last week it was the origin of Charango, a musical instrument that can be found through Central and South America. Bolivian...

Armenia: MCA

Onnik Krikorian notes that the US plans to release significant aid to Armenia despite the Armenian government's failure to demonstrate a commitment to democratic reforms.

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