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· June, 2011

Stories about International Relations from June, 2011

China: Sudanese President Bashir's Visit Raises Eyebrows

In the same week that China voices support for an International Criminal Court warrant out on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, it rolls out the red carpet for another ICC fugitive,...

Palestine: Two Boats Sabotaged as Flotilla Floats Onwards

The Freedom Flotilla 2 to Gaza will be missing an Irish ship, it emerged today. The MV Saoirse has been reportedly sabotaged while at berth in the Turkish coastal town...

South Sudan: An Argument Against Arming the South

Here is an argument against arming South Sudan: In recent commentary, some in the advocacy community have suggested that the United States actively move to provide the new Republic of...

Bermuda: The Attitude/Economics Equation

Politics.bm says that 30 years after tourism's heyday, “Bermudians are wondering where all the tourists went” and fears that the same thing will happen to the country's stake in international...

Azerbaijan: Doubts reportedly linger about Eurovision 2012

The Oikotimes, a major Eurovision blog, says that it is still uncertain whether the European Broadcast Union (EBU) is convinced Azerbaijan can host next year's competition. The blog says that...

Azerbaijan: Freedom of Eurovision, including for Armenians

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on news from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) that it expects Azerbaijan to allow all accredited individuals and ticket holders for next year's Eurovision Song Contest...

France-Senegal: Anti-Wade Demonstrators Arrested by French Police

Senegal is eight months from its presidential elections in February 2012. The country's civil society has already protested against various attempts by the incumbent president, 85 year-old Abdoulaye Wade, to...

Azerbaijan: Photojournalist detained, deported

whatwaswritten, the blog of Global Voices author Leyla Najafli, translates a story from RFE's Azeri service reporting that Diana Markosyan, a photojournalist from Bloomberg, was detained at Baku airport earlier...

Bermuda: Fiscal Mismanagement

Vexed Bermoothes is appalled at the country's debt.

Kyrgyzstan: Shoring Up the Southern Border

Christya Riedel writes that the number of deadly cross border shootings has escalated on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border, making Kyrgyzstan reinforce its southern borders in order to improve security.

Sri Lanka: China Investing In Land

Indi.ca is concerned that Chinese investors are being allowed to reclaim and own 500 acres of Sri Lankan land from sea paying $700 million to the Sri Lankan government.

Haiti: BBBC Benefits in Question

An interesting post on Bill Clinton's housing initiative, Building Back Better Communities (BBBC), which “seeks to construct housing projects across the nation of Haiti”, but upon closer examination, “seems as...

Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Racist Comments?

Barbadian bloggers are all over a WikiLeaks cable in which St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves is “quoted extensively”.

Jamaica: Call for End to Anti-Gay Violence

Labrish remembers the life and work of her cousin, who was murdered on account of “his outspoken efforts to bring about an end to homophobia in Jamaica”, saying: “It is...

Malaysia: Burmese women groups speak out

Various Burmese women groups working in Malaysia issued a joint statement calling for stronger protection for Burmese women refugees in the region.

Afghanistan: Instability on the Borders

Joshua Foust analyzes the continuous tensions on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and direct fighting between the two country's militaries, and says the situation is aggravating.

Azerbaijan: A military show of strength or rhetoric for domestic consumption?

Etiraz comments on this weekend's annual Army day in Azerbaijan, questioning its country's massive expenditure on military hardware. With a defense budget at least equal to, or reportedly greater than,...

India: Predicting Indo-Pak Talks

JayBlogs posts a hilarious take on what actually happens at Indo-Pak talks.

Syria: French Embassy Website Hacked

On Saturday, June 25, since at least 3PM GMT, the website of the French Embassy in Syria appears to have been hacked: anyone connecting to the French embassy website is...

Barbados: The Warner Effect

Barbados Underground comments on Jack Warner's FIFA resignation: “Warner is generating ‘heat’ which is not doing T&T and the wider Caribbean any favour in the international arena. All the world...

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