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· October, 2009

Stories about International Relations from October, 2009

Nicaragua: Protests in Managua Show Divisions Within Student Movements

In Nicaragua, divisions within student groups have been evident during recent protests in Managua about the university budget and recent comments by the US Ambassador about a Supreme Court decision.

The Balkans: Open Letter to Amnesty International

Samaha posts Ed Vulliamy's open letter to Amnesty International regarding the invitation to Professor Noam Chomsky to lecture in Northern Ireland – as well as background info on the campaign.

Slovakia, Hungary: “Linguistic Discontents”

Edward Lucas writes about the Slovak-Hungarian relations, including the “linguistic discontents.”

Slovenia, Croatia: Updates on Border Dispute

Sleeping With Pengovsky posts updates on the recent developments in the Slovenian-Croatian relations – here and here.

Anguilla: No News is Bad News

“Six members of the Royal Anguilla Police Force arrested in the last five years. Traditionally, the Anguilla public administration operates under the assumption that any bad news is better not...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Woman for California Assembly

A Saudi-born woman, Ferial Al Masry, is running for the California State Assembly, writes Saudi blogger Qusay.

Russia: Khodorkovsky's Case, 6 Years On

In The Huffington Post, Robert Amsterdam writes about Mikhail Khodorkovsky's case, six years on.

The Balkans: Karadzic's Trial; Plavsic’s Release

Americans for Bosnia writes about the trial of Radovan Karadzic. Samaha writes about Biljana Plavsic’s release.

Hungary: 1956

Hungarian Spectrum writes about an online collection of testimony (HUN) on the events of 1956, which “helped the western powers understand the Hungarian situation, not just events that occurred during...

Hungary: Dual Citizenship

Hungarian Spectrum writes about “a recurrent theme in Hungarian politics”: dual citizenship.

Hungary, Serbia: Tragedy At The Border

A group of 19 Kosovo Albanians tried to cross the Hungarian-Serbian river border illegally on Oct. 15; fifteen of them are now reported missing; three bodies have been found by...

Haiti, D.R.: Escalating Tensions

Repeating Islands reports on the murder of four Haitians in the Dominican Republic.

Czech Republic: Lisbon before court

The Reference Frame writes about the EU Lisbon Treaty being addressed by the Czech Constitutional Court to review its accordance with national legislation.

Russia-Georgia: Tagliavini report reviewed

Greater Surbiton discusses the recent EU-report by the Tagliavini Commission on the 2008 Russo-Georgian war, and argues that it – with few exceptions – mostly sides with the Georgians.

Trinidad & Tobago: Long Live The Queen!

Tongue very much in cheek, This Beach Called Life is pleased that the Queen of England is coming to Trinidad, since the Minister of Works, “fearing his ass would be...

Cuba: Feeling the Disconnect

Cuba's Generation Y feels like a nomad in cyberspace, but is confident that “one day my blog will be found on a server on this Island and, believe me, it...

Bangladesh: Conference On 1971 Genocide

Mash attended the 2nd conference on the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide organized by the Human Rights Institute and the Bangladesh Genocide Study Group at Kean University and posted about it in...

Turkmenistan: Government Puts Obstacles to Peace Corp

Vlad reports that Turkmenistan has taken to barring entry to Peace Corps volunteers, for reasons that remain utterly baffling.

Tajikistan: Militants in the Valley

Michael Hancock reviews the recent story about a shootout in the Tajikistan's part of the Fergana Valley.

Tunisia: Al Jazeera and France

From Tunisia, Farhat Al Tunisi remarks [Ar]: “The similarity between the news on Tunisia that the occupying French media and Al Jazeera broadcast has reached a point which makes you...

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