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· January, 2014

Stories about International Relations from January, 2014

29 January 2014

3 Out of The Top 10 Most Inspirational Bangladeshis are Tech-Centric

Coursera Online Courses Blocked in Syria, Iran and Cuba by US Sanctions [UPDATE]

Hit by US sanctions, Coursera students from Syria, Iran and Cuba, can no longer complete their studies on the online learning platform. Netizens react.

Lebanon: New Stamp to Commemorate Armenian Genocide

Lebanon will have a new national stamp released to commemorate the Armenian Genocide. The announcement was made by Minister of Telecommunications Nicolas Sehnaoui on Twitter.

27 January 2014

Russian Conspiracy Theories about Maidan's First Blood

RuNet Echo

Given the lack of eyewitnesses, the murder of Serhiy Nigoyan, Maidan’s first shooting fatality, has naturally attracted lots of speculation about who was responsible.

26 January 2014

Skepticism and Expectation Ahead of Ruling on Maritime Boundary Between Chile and Peru

On January 27, 2014, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague will announce a decision on the dispute about maritime delimitation between Peru and Chile.

The Other Side of Social Media

Cries of Discrimination as Israel Detains Undocumented African Immigrants

Many have fled their home countries for Israel and are seeking refugee status. The detentions have unleashed a wave of demonstrations in Tel-Aviv.

‘AFTER 25 Conference': Tokyo and Berlin Discuss Creative Culture

24 January 2014

Minister Stabbed to Death by Mob as Violence Escalates in Central African Republic

3 Keys to Understanding Burkina Faso's Anti-President Compaoré Protests

On Saturday January 18th, widespread protests took place against constitutional reforms proposed by president Blaise Camporé. But what do the protests mean?

23 January 2014

On Love, Politics and the Francophone Culture

France seemed to shrug at the news of French President François Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet. Are other French-speaking countries as relaxed in matters of love?

East Timor: ‘Australia Spied on Us for Oil Secrets’

East Timor is battling Australia in The Hague over Australia's alleged spying and violation of East Timor's sovereignty in a dispute over an oil and gas treaty between the two.

22 January 2014

How Protecting the Environment and Fighting Poverty Are Linked in Madagascar

Madagascar's disappearing ecosystem cannot sustain its population any longer. But solutions do exist.

Rule of Law Overturned in Nauru

The government of the tiny pacific island nation of Nauru has caused a legal and political storm by getting rid of its senior judiciary.

Political Propaganda in the New Panamanian Passports?

The new electronic passports issued by Panama carry in its pages images of accomplishments by the government of Ricardo Martinelli. The move has generated irritation and reactions.

Major US Drug Bust Forces Trinidad & Tobago to Confront Parallel Economy

News that a cocaine shipment with a street value of US $100 million was intercepted in Virginia, has T&T netizens pondering whether the country is becoming a narco state.

21 January 2014

Cartoon Character ‘Meena’ Changes South Asian Attitudes Towards Girls

"Since her inception 14 years ago she has shown millions of women and girls what can be achieved."

18 January 2014

Peru and Chile Await The Hague's Decision on Maritime Border Dispute

On January 27, the International Court of Justice in The Hague will make public its judgment in respect of the maritime border dispute between Peru and Chile.

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