Stories about International Relations from December, 2013
"Nepali leaders have a lot to learn from Mandela's statesmanship, integrity, and lack of political ambition."
Global Voices coverage of the transboundary haze pollution in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia; and the deadly impact of super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013
Many Russian bloggers believe that the 2014 Olympics in Sochi played a major role in the early release of both Greenpeace activists and Pussy Riot, as well as Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Google maintains that it bases its decision on the provisions of the United States' economic embargo on Cuba.
Political strife and 500 civilians already reported dead: what, exactly, is behind the current crisis in the world's newest nation?
Pakistan's lower house adopted a resolution expressing concern over the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah, and some claimed that the real reason for his execution was his “loyalty to Pakistan”.
"The only rule of dictatorship is no rule." Many Chinese netizens believe the purge of Jang Song Thaek in North Korea a wake-up call for China's political reform.
US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly expressed regret in a phone call to India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon over how the arrest of Devyani Khobragade was handled.
Even after the lifting of some sanctions, Iranians still have difficulty acquiring the medicines they need to thrive or survive.
Australia it seems likes to spy on its friends and neighbors. After Indonesia, it is East Timor's turn in criticizing Australia for allegedly spying on its leaders.
Reports surfaced that Syria's chemical weapons stash would be destroyed in Albania. The Albanian government had refused the proposal, after angered Albanians took to the streets in protest.
"Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do"