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· February, 2009

Stories about International Relations from February, 2009

27 February 2009

GCC: Currency Dilemma for Arab Gulf Consumers

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) hopes to achieve a monetary union, with a common currency, by 2010. Bloggers from the region, which groups Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the...

Guyana: The Ripple Effect

The far-ranging effects of the CL Financial failure have now reached Guyana. One blogger has been assiduously following the latest developments...

Japan: Bloggers on the Nakagawa affair

Over a week has passed since now-infamous footage of Japan's former finance minister Shōichi Nakagawa stumbling through a 20 minute speech at the G7 meeting in Rome made world headlines...

Korea: Economic downturn and which companies have the best chances for survival.

While all of us hope the economic downturn is over soon, it seems that it’s a long term battle. Companies are cutting employees or decreasing their business scope. A netizen...

Lebanon: Christopher Hitchens’ Beirut Scuffle Sparks Debate

Former leftist turned conservative writer Christopher Hitchens ran into trouble in Beirut last week when he attempted to deface a poster/memorial of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), a Hezbollah...

26 February 2009

Syrian Ambassador in Washington Lectures on Syrian-American Relations

Arab Bloggers Rally Against the Judaization of Jerusalem

As Israeli authorities evict Arab residents and demolish their houses in Jerusalem, Arab bloggers are set on not letting this pass unnoticed. Another blogger calls for designating a week to...

China: Reactions on the auction of stolen bronze relics

25 February 2009

Cuba: BTTR Four

Nepalese doctors in the Philippines

Fiji: Samoan PM criticisizes Fiji's government

Bloggers in Fiji and around the Pacific are remarking on recent comments by Samoa’s Prime Minister harshly criticizing Fiji’s military government. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said in an interview that he...

24 February 2009

Cuba: One Year Later

Indonesia: Clinton visit a “diplomatic success”

Korea: Hillary Clinton's Visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Korea. Rather than any other issues, North Korean issues were the major topic. Some people welcomed her on the street, raising signs, “Welcome,...

Ukraine: “Russophone Ukrainian Nationalists”

In this post, which has generated over a hundred comments and is now listed as the 4th most popular item on Yandex Blogs, LJ user alek-ya explains what a "Russophone...

Czech Republic: Vaclav Klaus’ EU Speech

Germany: “Putins Pressefreiheit”

23 February 2009

Armenia: Nationalist agitation in Georgia

Afghanistan: Prison, Poverty and Politics

While the Obama administration has announced that an additional 17,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan to confront the rising insurgency, Afghan bloggers keep talking about the daily challenges facing...

Iran:Persian blogs on Bluehost in trouble

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