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· August, 2008

Stories about International Relations from August, 2008

Georgia: Unfrozen Conflicts

Marilisa Lorusso's Blog comments on the conflict between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia and says that the military solution has brought the world closer to a new Cold War....

Georgia: Security in the Caucasus

Security in the Caucasus, a new blog established by a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics currently undertaking field work in the region, says that the recent conflict...

Russia, Georgia, U.S.: Michael Lee White's Passport

LJ user olegpanfilov2 links (RUS) to a newspaper story (ENG) on Michael Lee White, a China-based U.S. citizen whose passport was allegedly stolen “during a flight from Moscow to New...

Russia: Putin on CNN

A discussion of PM Vladimir Putin's CNN interview – at Sean's Russia Blog.

Russia, Georgia: The Balkan Context

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about the Russian-Georgian conflict in the context of the earlier events in the Balkans.

Poland: “Polish Enigma”

MHahn of the Women's International Perspective (WIP) writes on WIP Talk Blog about “the trials and tribulations of life in a transitioning country” – Poland: “It is full of inconsistencies,...

Armenia: Opposition Truce

Unzipped commends the opposition in Armenia for deciding to postpone planned street protests and other political actions ahead of next week's historic football match with Turkey in Yerevan. The move...

Georgia: Armenian Opposition Leader Claims Genocide

Archuk's blog criticizes the first president of the Republic of Armenia and radical opposition leader, Levon Ter-Petrossian, for claiming that the Russian invasion of Georgia was justifiable in order to...

Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago: Reviving the Federation?

Vexed Bermoothes weighs in on the call by Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister for regional territories to move towards economic and political integration: “My advice to Bermuda: stay out of...

Barbados: Obama's Speech

Barbados Underground says that Barack Obama “delivered a high impact speech” at the Democratic National Convention, while Bajan Global Report refers to a story that claims Barbados’ Prime Minister “is…the...

Tajikistan: The Host with the Most Problems?

Patrick Frost reflects on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization 2008 summit that takes place these days in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Costa Rica: President Arias Asks Dalai Lama to Postpone Visit

Costa Rican president Oscar Arias asked Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama to postpone a private visit to the country, citing that Arias won't be in the country to receive him....

Georgia, Russia, Serbia: The Use (or Abuse) of Some Historical Facts?

Serbian bloggers follow closely the situation in the Caucasus region. Many of them compared and analyzed the Kosovo issue and the newest opportunities in South Ossetia. Some of them were...

South Ossetia, Russia: Photos From Tskhinvali and Vladikavkaz

Photo reports (RUS) by LJ user photomans: from Tskhinvali – here; from a refugee camp in Vladikavkaz – here.

Russia: Anti-War Music

LJ user marchenk posts a collection of links (RUS) to videos of various anti-war songs in Russian, French, English, Italian, German, Hebrew, Serbian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic and other languages.

South Ossetia: Photos From Tskhinvali

Photos from Tskhinvali – by LJ user grend (RUS).

Haiti: Homes Being Destroyed

“Cite Soleil, a shanty town in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is under siege by the UN occupying forces”: The Haitian Blogger publishes a statement by the Haitian Lawyers Leadership “condemning the wholesale...

Georgia, Russia: Interethnic Relationships

Tbilisi-based LJ user shupaka and Russian war journalist Vadim Rechkalov (LJ user voinodel) share stories about interethnic relationships in Georgia and North Ossetia, Russia, in the time of conflict between...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Response to “Accusations of Treason”

Ukrainiana examines PM Yulia Tymoshenko's response to “accusations of treason.”

Barbados, Cuba: Broadcasting Meeting

Bajan Global Report reports on the Prime Minister's trip to Cuba to attend the 39th General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, an organization which supports and promotes high quality...

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