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· August, 2006

Stories about International Relations from August, 2006

South Korea: relation with U.S

Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole has two posts on Korea-U.S relation regarding the withdrawal of U.S troop or the flexible military strategy in South Korea. The first one is a...

Jamaica: White martyrs, Black savages

Having watched the trailer for a newly released film set in Uganda, Jamaican novelist Marlon James announces that he's sick and tired of “stories of a white man trapped in...

Serbia: Collective Guilt

Srdjan Cvijic of The TransAtlantic Assembly a translates an article by a renowned Serbian political analyst on Kosovo, the West and the feeling of collective guilt.

Serbia: Attack on Israeli

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia writes about a recent attack on an Israeli in Belgrade and the hype it caused.

Venezuela, Syria: Chavez's New Friends

Steven Taylor astounded by Chavez's newly declared solidarity with Syria. Erwin Cifuentes does the media roundup.

Turkmenistan: Islam & Diplomacy

Peter of neweurasia discusses the start of construction on the enormous new Saudi embassy in Turkmenistan. Many Turkmen officials were on hand for the laying of foundation stone, and Peter...

Jamaica: In-house terrorist

A Jamaica-born Muslim cleric who has been convicted in the UK for incitement to murder is about to be deported back to his homeland. “As if our gun-toting criminals aren't...

Poland: On Migrant Labor, Again

The beatroot writes about “free movement of labour” and responds to a “deranged” commenter who, among other things, is “favorably comparing the Nazi invasion and the Holocaust to the influx...

South Africa: Cape Town's Somali Genocide

Mike Golby, a South African blogger, struggles to understand the situation in Cape Town, where, as cosmopolitan as it seems, refugees find it difficult if not entirely impossible to integrate...

Cuba: Between the lines

The Cuban news daily Granma reports that a Syrian ministerial delegation has been received in Cuba by Raul Castro — and Luis M. Garcia (and, presumably, other watchers of the...

Kazakhstan: US Relations

Sean Roberts details the tensions and issues in US-Kazakhstan relations.

Albania: Greater, or Natural, Albania

Our Man in Tirana writes about ‘Greater Albania’ or, as it was called in a recent interview by the political adviser to the Albanian Prime Minister, the ‘Natural Albania': “Citing...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Karadzic Sightings

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic visits Trebinje and Lastva in the Republika Srpska to investigate Radovan Karadzic sightings there: “While in the west we treat Karadzic sightings with alarm, they...

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (3)

Israeli blogger pilka writes (RUS) about a surreal experience of eating next to three clowns at a hospital in the wartime Haifa: […] I had breakfast with clowns today. I...

Cuba, Bahamas, USA: Moral authority

Rick Lowe takes issue with the Cuban ambassador to the Bahamas's declaration that the US lacks the moral authority to criticise Cuba.

Bahamas: Not so far from the Middle East

Nicolette Bethel's analysis of an African-American commentator's views on white guilt and anti-Semitism prompts her to think about Israel's position in the Middle East: “We Bahamians should take heed. After...

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan: Japan Visit

Registan.net and neweurasia both comment on Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Kyrgyzstan: Afterthoughts on US Relations

Yulia has thoughts on Kyrgyzstan's relations with the United States and President Kurmanbek Bakiev's foreign policy tendencies after an eventful summer in the bilateral relations between the US and Kyrgyzstan.

Lebanon: Blogging Back to Normality

This week the Lebanese blogosphere witnessed a sluggish move away from posts about destruction and death caused by the war to posts that reflect patriotic passions, politics and personal accounts....

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Conflict With Gazprom

Adrian J. Erlinger of Leopolis writes that the Russian Gazprom is now exerting pressure on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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