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· January, 2007

Stories about International Relations from January, 2007

Israeli Ambassador to Egypt ‘Can't Stand Security Measures’

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia is in stitches that the Israeli Ambassador to her country has left his residence in Maadi Suburb because of the Maadi Slayer. “Oh yes the Israeli Ambassador...

Russia: Amber

Copydude writes about the sorry state of the Baltic ecology and about the amber mines of Kaliningrad.

Russia: Conversation With Litvinenko's Widow, Part 10

Part 10 of the conversation with Aleksandr Litvinenko's widow is translated and posted at A Step At A Time.

Poland: Anti-Missile System

The beatroot argues that “the critics of the decision of placing a US anti-missile system in Poland are being as paranoid as the US government.”

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...

Kazakhstan: German Relations

Ben Paarmann reports on the meeting between the leaders of Kazakhstan and Germany during which Germany offered support for Kazakhstan's bid to chair the Organization for Security and Cooperation in...

Ethiopia: Gaddafi won the prize

“Gaddafi won the prize for the biggest entourage – three jets and a smaller cargo – and the best outfit – blue/purple/orange wraparound shares. white and yellow robes, green Africa...

China: Out of Libya

It‘s [zh] since been disabled, but there was one especially eye-catching post on Tianya, one of China's most widely-read bbs forum sites last month. ‘Save us!’ it read. ‘We've been...

Afghanistan: Aid & Corruption

Sanjar says that a significant amount of aid to Afghanistan ends up in the pockets of Afghan leaders.

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.”

Palestine: Anti-Semites Increasing in Europe

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah wonders why anti-Israeli sentiments are on the increase. He quotes Haaretz saying: “…the number of anti-Semitic incidents rose significantly in Europe last year, according to a...

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.”

Serbia: Mladic and the EU

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

South Korea: latest development in Daechuri

Days in Daechuri has the latest updates on the anti military base movement in Daechuri: The villagers, exhausted by several years of resistance to government threats and attacks, have in...

Africa: French Double-Standard Vis-a-Vis China

Says Generation Consciente (Fr): “I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry about the French giving ethics lectures to the Chinese presence in Africa, urging them to encourage democracy...

Israel: More Jews Migrating to Canada

Writing in Jewish Sans Frontieres, Mark Elf, reports that Canada is granting residency to growing numbers of Israeli asylum seekers, including ethnic Russians, ultra-orthodox Jews and political dissidents who say...

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: Negative PACE Report

Foreign Notes quotes from a PACE report on Ukraine: “The political reality in today's Ukraine shows that, apart from the conduct of free and transparent elections in March 2006, the...

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