Stories about International Relations from July, 2007
Latvia: U.S. Visa Humiliation
Latvian Abroad writes about the humiliating experience of obtaining a U.S. entry visa.
Poland: Warsaw Uprising
The beatroot reviews the history of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
Uganda Responds – and Doesn't – To “Stop Trying To Save Africa”
“Maybe I just go where the weather is better,” says Josh of In An African Minute. He’s referring to why he chooses to work in Africa rather than where his family is from in Eastern Europe, but also to the current ruckus that’s been unleashed by the essay "Stop Trying to Save Africa,” in the Washington Post by Uzodinma Iweala. The American raised and Harvard educated Nigerian novelist wrote a compelling essay, one which the Expats in the Ugandan blogosphere have almost all felt necessary to formulate a response to.
China: Environmental evaluation
Is criticism of China's environmental protection polices racist? Dan Harris at China Law Blog chips in on a very wide discussion on that very question.
Palestine: US to Increase Military Aid to Israel
The US is to increase its military aid to Israel, writes Haitham Sabbah, who urges his American readers to protest the move with their Congressmen.
Ukraine: Frommer's Outdated Map
Ukrainiana writes to Frommer's – “one of America’s best sources on travel” – to complain about an outdated map of the former Soviet region that they have on their site.
Bahamas: While We're On The Subject…
The banning of laptop computers in the Bahamas’ House of Assembly, the felling of an old tree and the performance of a young athlete are just some of the topics Craig Butler blogs about at Bahama Pundit.
Korea: On the kidnapped Koreans
Robert Koehler at The Marmot's Hole follows up on a series of posts looking at the plight of the 23 Korean missionaries—now on hunger strike—recently taken for hostage in Afghanistan in ‘My personal view on the current hostage crisis,’ an answer to his question: “why would 23 men and mostly...
Iran:How To Talk The Talk With Iran
William Beeman,Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota,says face-to-face talks between Iran and the United States have a good chance of success if the Bush administration knows how to handle their part of the exchange.Some denizens of Washington are under the mistaken impression that the Americans can dictate the...
China: Words for the Olympics
Planning on attending the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing? Ms. Jenkins at the Elizabeth in China blog has already begun thinking up ways to help prepare her readers with Dirty Words: “…a great way to make yourself feel more Chinese. (I’m always searching for ways to feel more Chinese! Who...
Touring Libyan Blogs: Health Sector, Old Ladies, Confrontating a Racist Bully, Globetrotting and Another Libyan Writer
The case of the Bulgarian nurses (and the Palestinian doctor) is already fading into history - while speculation rages if they have been bought off, whether they were guilty or not, if they were hostage to a political settlement in the New World Order or who is it exactly that defused the situation? One thing is sure on this side of the world is that their innocence or the lack of it has not been proven 100 per cent. However, in the interest of self preservation Libyans are moving on, writes Fozia Mohamed.
Iraq: Goooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaal !!!!!
... or Kicking off at the Iraqi Blogodrome. It's a football special today. With Iraq through to the finals of the Asian Cup bloggers are alight with comment on the national team. And there's more, read about how one Iraqi blogger has had enough of blogging; how to survive a trip through Baghdad International Airport; what it is like to have the Iraqi army move in next door; Why Iraqi oil is so critical to the world and much,much more. And, if you read to the end, why one blogger got banned from YouTube. Today's side quotes are from Iraqi poet and blogger April Girl.
Africa: Stop trying to save Africa
Joshua joins the “Stop trying to save Africa” debate: “Those in the Afro-blogosphere have heard these points many times, though they seem to stick more when they come from a provocative headline penned by a much acclaimed young novelist whose classmates (he graduated from Harvard in 2005) are the ‘perky...
Jordan: Call for Help for Iraqi Refuguees
Jordan and Syria are calling for international help to deal with the escalating crisis with the influx of Iraqi refugees, writes Natasha Tynes from Jordan.
Cuba: Castro's Keynote Speech
“So Raul described large problems that are of great interest to average Cubans…he is creating public expectations that some kind of change is coming, and that in time it will measure up to the challenges he himself has defined,” writes The Cuban Triangle of Castro's 26th July speech, while Child...
Barbados, Haiti: UN Head to Visit
The Bajan Reporter wonders about the motivating factors behind UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's upcoming visit to the Caribbean.
Bahamas, Cuba: Embassy Downgrade?
Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com makes a call for the Bahamas to downgrade their embassy in Cuba.
Iran:International support for two jailed worker activists
Kaargar(worker) says[Fa] that international labour organizations such as International Trade Union Confederation calls for world wide demonstrations on 9th of August against Iranian government.These organizations ask for freedom of two famous jailed worker activists:Mansour Osanlou and Mahmoud Salehi.
Israeli Security at a South African airport?
Walton Pantland is outraged that Israeli security police are operating in South Africa where they detained, interrogated and strip searched Xolile Nxu, the Vice-President of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) at O R Tambo Airport (formally Johannesburg International).
Russia: Berezovsky and Britain
Sean's Russia Blog writes about Boris Berezovsky and the problems of Russia's relations with Great Britain.
Russia: Energy Deals Blog Coverage
Ruminations on Russia criticizes Russia Blog‘s coverage of the recent deals in the energy sector.