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· December, 2007

Stories about International Relations from December, 2007

Arabeyes: Sad for Bhutto

News of the murder of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was received with shock across the Middle East. Bloggers reacted in awe, shock, anger and submission to the hopelessness...

Dominica: Bhutto's Son

Living Dominica is touched by the words of Benazir Bhutto's son and wonders “what the world would be like today if American leaders had spoken words like this in the...

Caucasus: 2007 Blog Review

With 2008 less than a day away at time of writing, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the blogging highlights in the Caucasus for 2007. Certainly,...

Myanmar: On Sanctions

Kalvin makes use of some algebra to show why sanctions are not working in Myanmar.

Americas: Year in Review

Plan Colombia and Beyond reviews what took place in Colombia and Latin America in 2007.

Sudan: The Aftermath of the Teddy Bear Circus

Not surprisingly, about a month ago the Sudanese blogosphere's main topic and attraction was the teddy bear circus which received a huge amount of global media attention.

Serbia: “Manufactured Guilt”

Gray Falcon writes that “only by rejecting this manufactured guilt and by understanding who made it and with what purpose can the Serbs begin their path to freedom.”

Poland: Bhutto's Tractor Scam

the beatroot writes about a 1990s Polish-made Ursus tractors scam, in which Benazir Bhutto was allegedly involved: “Benazir had launched the Awami Tractor Scheme for the welfare of poor farmers...

Russia: Messina Earthquake and Russian Sailors

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about Russian sailors’ participation in the rescue operations following the 1908 earthquake in Messina, Sicily.

Morocco recalls ambassador from Senegal

Blog politique au Senegal writes [FR] about the King of Morocco's decision to recall his ambassador from Senegal in a spat over Western Sahara: “It must have been a nasty...

Israel: Journalists Face Possible Jail Time for Visits to Enemy States

Three Israeli journalists who visited Lebanon and Syria are facing possible jail time for visiting nations that the government terms “enemy states.” Lisa Goldman, Ron Ben-Yishai, and Tsur Shezaf have...

Burkina Faso Soon a Biofuel Producer

Last month, Burkina Faso and the French company AgroEd signed a framework agreement for developing a biofuels industry. Netizens express their skepticism about whether Burkina can become a competitive producer...

Puerto Rico: Prayer for Bhutto

“What a great lost to the world is the assassination of this heroic woman who sought only to bring peace to her people”: The Voice of the Taino People calls...

Barbados, Pakistan: What Now?

“I wonder what implications this tragic act will have for upcoming elections in Pakistan, as well as for the relations between the United States and the nuclear-armed nation”: Cheese-on-bread! speculates...

Argentina: Maradona Hopes to Meet Ahmadinejad

Argentine football star Diego Maradona expresses an interest to meet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad writes El Rejunte.il [es]

Slovenia: Dimitrij Rupel

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about Slovenian foreign minister Dimitrij Rupel and the stuff he's written for Sinfo, a PR magazine issued monthly by the governmental Communications office”: “(great choice of...

The Balkans: B92 and Milošević

In a somewhat roundabout way, Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist tells of how B92 radio, site and blogs have helped him to change his mind about Slobodan Milošević.

Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Pakistan: RIP Bhutto

“Benazir Bhutto was for me an inspiration. She was fierce. She was bold. She was beautiful and smart and fearless”: Puerto Rican born blogger Liza Sabater recognizes Bhutto as a...

Cuba, Pakistan: Bhutto Reportedly Killed in Bombing

Babalu Blog reports that the Pakistan Opposition Leader, Benazir Bhutto, has been killed in a bombing attack.

West Africa: The four Cameroonian historical myths

Today, we are taking a tour of the West African blogosphere. Bloggers from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Nigeria are discussing children's books, historical myths, the military and politics.

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