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· October, 2006

Stories about International Relations from October, 2006

Poland: News and Opinion

The beatroot writes about media freedom in the EU, the fear of the Polish plumber (again; 70 comments so far), a Sudanese woman giving birth on a bus in Warsaw,...

Lebanon: Political Uncertainty and Men

Many Lebanese blogs are reflecting the internal political bickering that is creating an atmosphere of uncertainty about the future of the country. Most of the posts in this weeks review...

Hugo Chavez in the Iranian left-wing blogs

Hugo Chavez, the leftist Venezuelan President, has developed a very friendly relationship with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian Islamist President. Iran even awarded the Venezuelan President its highest state medal for...

Africa: China-Africa connection

The Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable on China-African connection:”No wonder when you consider that trade between China and Africa amounted to $38 billion in 2005, according to the World Bank. What upsets...

Singapore: Thoughts on China-South East Asian Nations Summit

Beyond.sg has Singapore's Foreign Minister guest blogging and sharing his views on the recently concluded China-ASEAN(Association of South East Asian Nations) summit.

Bermuda: Dr. Brown's opportunity

Valentine Michael Smith leaves aside satire for a moment and considers the opportunity that lies before Bermuda's newly elected Premier, Dr. Ewart Brown.

Caribbean: Say no to monarchs and “faith schools”

Yesterday, he advocated that those Caribbean islands that haven't yet done so detach should themselves from the British monarchy. Today, Jeremy Taylor makes the case for the abolition of “faith...

Uzbekistan: Cannot Be Saved

Shohruh says that China and Russia cannot save Islam Karimov, the president of Uzbekistan.

Belarus: News Roundup

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about yet another arrest; prize for Milinkevich, and the Belarusian language museum.

Macedonia: Joining the EU

Neretva River writes about Macedonia's plans to join the EU.

Bulgaria: The Tripoli Six Update

Declan Butler posts an update on “the buildup of international pressure” in the Tripoli Six case.

Iran: UN Resolution Targets Iranian Students

Iranian Truth discusses the current draft Security Council resolution on Iran which states, in part: “all States shall prohibit specialized teaching or training of Iranian nationals, within their territories or...

South Korea: U.S pressure on new foreign minister

Robert Koehler in Marmot's hole reports that local newspapers in South Korea suggested that the U.S government has been giving pressure to Roh for appointing Song Min-soon (the present presidential...

Russia: LJ and Politics

On October 25, International Herald Tribune published Evgeny Morozov's opinion piece on the recent developments in the Russian blogosphere. On his blog – Sharp & Sound: Perspectives On Modern Politics...

India: Post-Colonial Historians

Shashwati on Post Colonial Historians, crossing boundaries and “going native”. “Apparently crossing boundaries, including political ones is a different story for different people.”

Uzbekistan: Thaw With Europe

Registan.net notes an apparent coming thaw in relations between the EU and Uzbekistan.

Tajikistan: Eyes on the Election

Members of the United States Congress held a hearing yesterday on Tajikistan's upcoming presidential election. James of neweurasia was on hand and reports on the proceedings.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Alpine Pastures – Jailoo (c) Christopher Herwig, www.herwigphotos.com It's time to strike our tents (or Kyrgyz yurts in the Jailoo in this case), the summer is over (although in Kazakhstan's...

Russia: Anastas Mikoyan

Russian Marketing Blog writes about Anastas Mikoyam, “the People's Commissar for external and internal trade from 1926 till 1939″ – and the man who “wanted hamburgers to become popular Russian...

Russia: Rice on Politkovskaya

Sean's Russia Blog writes about Anna Politkovskaya, the Russian and US media, the war in Iraq and Condoleezza Rice's visit to Moscow.

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