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· May, 2014

Stories about International Relations from May, 2014

30 May 2014

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

28 May 2014

What Happens When a Muslim, Jew, Christian, Atheist and Agnostic Travel the World Together?

Victor, Josselin, Samuel, Ilan and Ismael all belong to different religions (or none at all). Together, they created the InterFaith Tour.

27 May 2014

Ukraine War in Real Time

RuNet Echo

Last Friday Ukrainian violence became even more viscerally evident on the Facebook account of one of the cyber-punk, post-state, viral-citizen-armies operating in the region.

“Why Edward Snowden Wishes He'd Sought Asylum in Poland”

Edward Snowden's name echoes once again through an irreverent advertising campaign.

25 May 2014

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif Will Attend Narendra Modi’s Swearing-In

India's new Prime Minister Modi invited all member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in a strategic move some speculated lets him dive head-first into diplomacy.

23 May 2014

Australia's Deal to Resettle Refugees in Cambodia Faces Opposition

The likely deal between Australia and Cambodia to resettle asylum seekers has met with lots of criticism.

Russian Digital Sovereignty Is Here and, Yes, It Includes Schoolgirls

RuNet Echo

No sooner than Basov announced the search engine's moral superiority did Russian bloggers begin posting screen captures of curious search queries conducted using Sputnik.ru.

22 May 2014

Cameroon's President Blames Boko Haram for Attacking While Soldiers Are Asleep

On the eve of the Paris summit for security in Nigeria, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram crossed over into Cameroon despite the heavy presence of security forces.

Escape from Ukraine, or Return of the Tomato Terrorist

RuNet Echo

After coming in contact with separatists, Morozov was arrested and accused of being a spy: "I don't hold it against the militia who tortured me in Antracite" he later wrote.

21 May 2014

In Eastern Ukraine Conspiracies Believe in You

RuNet Echo

Several Russian journalists made connections between Eastern Ukraine separatist leaders and Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeev.

19 May 2014

The Courageous Career of Slain French Photojournalist Camille Lepage

Camille Lepage was killed while covering the conflict in the Central African Republic. As a journalist, she was determined to cover stories in Africa often ignored by western media.

18 May 2014

Anti-China Protests Spread in Vietnam Over Oil Rig Dispute

Workers burned factories, rallies erupted across the country, and traders vowed not to sell Chinese goods after China installed an oil rig ‘inside’ the territorial waters of Vietnam.

16 May 2014

Countdown to the End of Twitter in Russia

RuNet Echo

The deputy director of Russia’s chief censorship agency, Roscomnadzor, has threatened to order a block on Twitter or Facebook entirely, in a matter of minutes.

Why Chadian Students Braved Arrest and Stormed Their Embassy in Algeria

Hisham Almiraat interviews blogger Makaila Nguebla about student leader Issa Kelei's arrest and the condition of Chadian students in Algeria.

China's Social Web Late to Vietnam Dispute Thanks to Censors

Even after Chinese companies in Vietnam were attacked by Vietnamese protesters, propaganda authorities continued sending instructions to local media forbidding them to report on the news.

Germany, Already One of the World's Top Weapons Dealers, Breaks Arms Export Record

In 2013, Germany exported 43 percent more small arms than a year earlier. Net users drew attention to the the abuse of children as soldiers, and the government's hypocrisy.

15 May 2014

International Community and the Crisis in Ukraine

Russia's Space Wars, On the Ground

RuNet Echo

Although GPS is safe, for now, the incident is an illustration of a kind of resigned lack of trust some Russians feel toward their government.

11 May 2014

Death and Twitter: Reports from Ukraine

RuNet Echo

Today Russian journalist Ilya Azar reported on Twitter that members of Ukraine's newfangled National Guard had fired on civilian bystanders in Krasnoarmeysk.

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