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· October, 2007

Stories about International Relations from October, 2007

Russia, Serbia, Georgia: Kosovo Implications

TOL's Steady State writes that “if the application of the ‘Kosovo formula’ to the post-Soviet frozen conflicts takes place, then it will be cooked up in Moscow – that is...

Ukraine: Svyatoslav Vakarchuk

Ukrainian Musical Matters writes about Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, lead singer of Okean Elzy band, his political views and political involvement.

Cuba: UN Motion

Both Child of the Revolution and The Cuban Triangle blog about the outcome of the UN motion for the United States to lift its long-standing embargo against Cuba.

Korea: Denuclearization

Jae Young Lee from Ohmynews reports on the North Korea path to de-nuclearization.

Japan: Chinese spectators boo Japanese team, arouse national debate

Ampontan discusses the booing of the Japanese national team by a crowd of Chinese spectators at the Women's World Cup. After losing the game, the Japanese team displayed a banner...

Armenia: Trade with Russia

Oneworld Multimedia looks at two conflicting opinions on trade between Armenia and Russia. On the one hand, the Jamestown Foundation says that increasing trade between the two countries is political...

Russia: Dmitry Kozak's Replacement

Window on Eurasia writes about “Putin’s new man in the North Caucasus” and his methods.

Azerbaijan: Presidential Preferences

TOL's Steady State reports that a possible candidate for the 2008 presidential election in Azerbaijan is accusing the current authorities of “selling out” territory currently under the control of ethnic...

Azerbaijan: Terrorist Attack Foiled

As the international media reports that the Azerbaijani authorities foiled a planned terrorist plot to attack government offices and diplomatic missions in Baku, Carpetblogger says that the U.S. and U.K...

China and Hong Kong: External Power's Video on Olympic

Moluiology links to a youtube cartoon on China and Olympic. The blogger said (zh): it is pretty clear that the video reflects foreigners’ impression on China. Of course it is...

China and Hong Kong: Netizens Criticize Arrogant CCTV Reporter

A CCTV reporter, Zhou Tao, had the company van scratched in a minor car accident in the Hong Kong airport. He called the police and the investigation took 4 hours....

Costa Rica: Arias in China

Cristian Cambronero of Fusil de Chispas [ES] writes about Costa Rica president Óscar Arias’ welcome during his recent visit to China.

Russia: Litvinenko With MI6?

Sean's Russia Blog writes on the newly revealed “spy vs. spy” dimension of the Aleksandr Litvinenko case.

Poland: Roman Giertych's Out of Politics

The beatroot is wondering who he is going to “write about for the next two years,” now that Roman Giertych has been forced out of politics, along with his party,...

Algeria: Daniel Pipes Talk

Algerian blogger Nouri, who is based in the US, attended a talk by Middle East expert Daniel Pipes at Tufts University. Read his take on the talk here.

Brazil: “Haiti is here, Haiti is not here”

Haiti has become a regularly commented on issue on the Brazilian blogosphere. The special connection between Brazil and Haiti was initiated in 2004, when Brazilian troops started to participate in...

Turkey: An Armenian in Istanbul

Despite warnings from fellow Armenians, Lara Aha at Life in Armenia visited Istanbul in Turkey last week to attend a seminar on women in conflict zones. The Diasporan blogger now...

China and Japan: Clash over Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands

James from Japan Probe posts a video on a Chinese vessel attempted to reach Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands.

China and Japan: Japanese AV in Rural China

Japan AV girl, Nonami Takizawa, came to rural China for shooting adult video. The promotion clip is up at Todu, and netizens from China reacted strongly to the “pollution” bought...

China: Buying South Africa Bank

Jay Sheng from Shanghaiist reports on the buying of South Africa’s Standard Bank Group Ltd by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China(ICBC), a government owned commerical bank.

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