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· September, 2008

Stories about International Relations from September, 2008

Czech Republic: EU Presidency

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about the Czech Republic’s forthcoming Presidency of the EU.

Slovakia: Hungarian Minority

Central Europe Activ writes about political views of the Hungarian minority in Slovakia.

Serbia: Fake Obits of Javier Solana

Central Europe Activ cites an item from “an award-winning Hungarian language blog of Serbian expats” on the fake Javier Solana obits that appeared “on Kosovo Street and around the Serbian...

Montenegro: Independence, 2 1/2 Years On

A Fistful of Euros re-visits the issue of Montenegrin independence: “But, you know: it’s not an economic basket case. Independence was not a disaster.”

Arabeyes: Snapshots of Eid

It's Eid today, or tomorrow. Eid Al Fitr is a celebration which marks the end of the Muslim month of Ramadhan, and here are a few reactions on the occasion...

Iran: Mr. Ahmadinejad in New York

While Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinjad, addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday declaring that "the American empire'' and "Zionist regime" [Israel] are nearing collapse, pro-democracy Iranians and 3,000 people mobilized...

Palestine: Why Arabs Performed Badly at the Olympics

Palestinian Rantings of an Arab Chick links to an op-ed on why Arabs performed badly at the Olympics – and at other things.

Pakistan: Incursion and sovereignty issues

Five Rupees blog has posted a deep analysis on sovereignty, US incursions into Pakistan and other burning issues of contemporary Pakistan.

Bermuda, U.S.A.: Political Slander

Vexed Bermoothes is “glad that the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers is taking an active role in lobbying in the United States to slow down the political slander facing...

Ukraine: How Russian is the Crimea?

The 8th Circle discusses the Crimea and Ukrainian fears of a Russian secessionist movement, arguing that the peninsula could be compared to other European regions, which today could not be...

Kazakhstan: Above and Beyond

Joshua Foust wonders if the retirement of the U.S. space shuttle will make Baikonur space launch site in Kazakhstan even more important than it already is.

Afghanistan: Surge East

Joshua Foust thinks that long-term development goals are a critically missing piece of the Western agenda in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: How to Win

Joshua Foust takes issue with an essay about how to “win” in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: What kind of government

Joshua Foust notes some of the problems with the American conceptions of Afghan society, and how that is influencing bad policy.

Pakistan: Zardari flirts and the Blogosphere reacts

The president of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari met with the US Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in New York recently and used flirtatious words during the discussion. It seemed...

Morocco: Rural Women

Peace Corps volunteer Duncan Goes to Morocco explains what life is like for women in the rural community where he lives.

China: Will a Nobel Peace Prize really hurt our feelings?

Hu Jia's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize has raised the question: are The Chinese People easily upset by the notion of human rights? Party spokesman Liu Jianchao would have...

Pakistani Bloggers on the McCain-Obama Debate

Pakistani bloggers found much to analyze in last night's televised debate between United States presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. What the US approach to Pakistan should be was...

Haiti: More than Charity

Haiti Reborn reports that the country's president is calling for “more than just ‘charitable’ contributions to Haiti's recovery.”

Cuba: Back to Normal?

Things appear to be getting back to normal in Cuba post-Hurricane Ike, but Generation Y questions the definition of “normalcy”: “I do not believe that a month ago we had...

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