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· June, 2007

Stories about International Relations from June, 2007

Discovering the Mozambican blogosphere through the “Diary of a Sociologist”

While navigating around the Mozambican blogosphere, I came across the “Diary of a Sociologist” – a blog by Carlos Serra, a Maputo-based Mozambican sociologist associated to the University Eduardo Mondlane,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Short Term vs. Long Term

“In a world where everything happens faster, are we as a species focused more on short term success than long term success?” KnowProSE.com explores the question.

Russia: Sochi-2014?

Inside Krasnodar is “waiting with baited breath” for the July 4 announcement of the winner of the 2014 Winter Olympics bid: “Apparently the city of Sochi is also gearing-up for...

Russia, Sweden: Lavrov and Georgian Wine

Vilhelm Konnander reports that the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov was drinking Georgian wine banned in Russia during his recent visit to Sweden.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Miroslav Lajcak

Balkanizer posts a lengthy and detailed post on the legacy of the outgoing High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina: “[…] an unrefined and unedited thinking about the departure of the...

Russia: Rewriting History

Kosmopolit blogs about Putin's attempts to re-write Russian history.

Japan should work with China to tackle photochemical smog problem

Some scientists have been arguing that air pollution in China is responsible for increased incidents of photochemical smog in Japan. Kaz points out Japan's responsibility as a nation which suffered...

Ukraine: A Spanish Embassy Ordeal

In an ideal world, there'd be no need for travelers to waste their time and money obtaining visas: buying a plane ticket and booking a hotel room would suffice. Tanya...

Lebanon: Syria's “in the eye of the storm”

A strange conversation took place last April between Syrian president Bashar El Assad and UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon, writes Sophia. The meeeting ends with Bashar El Assad telling...

Syrian Blogsphere: Reform, Arab Nationalism and Travel

Why was a Syrian student blogger sued in the US? What should the Syrians do in Lebanon? Where is Arab Nationalism leading us to and what do you feel when...

Nepal: Refugees in Austria

United We Blog! on Nepali refugees in Austria.

CAR: Amnesty International calls for UN troops

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate deployment of UN troops (Fr) to the Central African Republic to address the worsening security situation in the north of the country highlighted...

Russia, U.S.: Comparative Presidential Popularity

As Putin and Bush are about to meet on Sunday, Sean's Russia Blog discusses a survey comparing the two leaders’ popularity.

Russia, Belarus: Blaming Putin and Lukashenko

Adam Goodman of Being Had admits that life is tough in Belarus and Russia, but disagrees with La Russophobe‘s perspective: “[…] I refuse to believe, just as I have since...

Poland, Germany: “Stepmother of Europe”

Publius Pundit quotes from a BBC piece on the Polish-German relations and reproduces the controversial cover of the Polish weekly Wprost, featuring a computer-generated image of German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Russia: CNN International's “Eye on Russia”

Sean's Russia Blog is disappointed that it's CNN International – not CNN in the United States – that's broadcasting a whole week of daily half-hour series called “Eye on Russia:...

Moldova: Development Strategy

“Moldova's development concept lacks any connection to the external environment, perpetuating isolation and self-centeredness,” Public Policy Watch writes about Moldova's “Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (EGPRSP), developed with...

Estonia: Interior Minister

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's interior minister.

Latvia: Economy

Edward Hugh of A Fistful of Euros posts a thorough examination of Latvia's economy, complete with some policy proposals.

Serbia, Russia: “What About the Russians?”

Jasmina Tešanović guest-blogs at Boing Boing about what may appear as Serbia's misguided trust in Russia: “Back in 1999, Russians didn’t veto the bombing of Serbia. The Russians are using...

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