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· June, 2014

Stories about International Relations from June, 2014

30 June 2014

Google's Eric Schmidt Makes a Surprise Visit to Cuba to Promote Internet Freedom

If the US wants change, it should empower Cubans with smartphones, encourage freedom of expression and give them information tools, Schmidt said.

Ukrainian Rebels Worry that Putin Will Repeat Milošević's Mistakes

RuNet Echo

Eastern Ukraine’s rebel military commander warns that Putin might be repeating Slobodan Milošević’s wartime mistakes, though not in the way you might be thinking.

Why Some Taiwanese Activists Are Accusing This Hotel of Caving to Political Pressure from China

Hotel Novotel found itself a target of criticism after management disrupted a protest against the minister of China's Taiwan Affairs Office. Some Taiwanese fear closer ties with their communist neighbor.

29 June 2014

France Sees Escape From Russian Energy Dependence in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, wishing to reduce energy dependency on Russia, welcomes French president for talks.

27 June 2014

Russian Team Leaves World Cup

RuNet Echo

Russians resigned to poor national team performance.

26 June 2014

Propaganda Wars: Russian Twitter Account Takes on American “Progress” in Iraq

RuNet Echo

Someone writing in Russian has issued the latest Internet challenge to the US government, launching a Twitter account parodying Washington's "counter-propaganda" feed about events in Ukraine.

25 June 2014

This Street in Bangladesh Has a Colorful World Cup Celebration to Rival Brazil

Bangladesh didn't qualify to play in the tournament, but the country's football fans have caught World Cup fever nonetheless.

Russians See in US Government Spokesperson the “Heart of a Dog”

RuNet Echo

An unusual video clip – the latest in a series of Internet memes attacking Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the US State Department – is circulating among Russians online.

24 June 2014

“Not All Opinions Deserve to be Respected, Some Must be Fought”

Thai Coup Leads to Exodus of More Than 180,000 Cambodian Migrant Workers

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians are streaming over the border to escape a rumored crackdown on illegal migrants, only to be greeted by poor conditions and uncertainty.

23 June 2014

African Union Moves Towards Gagging Free Speech Online

Twitter's Game of Cat and Mouse in Russia

RuNet Echo

A pattern is emerging in the relationship between the Kremlin and Twitter, where Moscow makes sweeping demands of the website and then touts the resulting compromise as a victory.

Debunking Rumors that Algerian Fans Burned Down a Church in Lyon, France after World Cup Win

22 June 2014

Russian Phone Prankster Fools Belarus Dictator

RuNet Echo

After Lukashenko found out he was a victim of a prank, he apparently gave his security apparatus "a week" to find Vovan and bring him to some form of justice.

21 June 2014

ISIS Advances in Iraq Echoed in Bahrain

Bahrain government spokesman Sameera Rajab takes to Twitter to describe the ISIS advances in Iraq as a "revolution against the injustice and oppression."

Russians Amused by National Team World Cup Performance

RuNet Echo

"Everyone is on the Russian team's case, but the real horror is the performance by a team that consists of Real Madrid and Barcelona players."

20 June 2014

China and Hong Kong Are Supposed to Be ‘One Country, Two Systems.’ Someone Remind China

The Sino-British Joint Declaration gave Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy from China. A recently released white paper from Beijing is seen as a threat to that autonomy.

19 June 2014

Tajik Government Silent on “Disappeared” Global Voices Contributor

Tajik authorities have allegedly paraded University of Toronto researcher Alexander Sodiqov, who disappeared three days ago, on television in an apparent attempt to discredit him and an opposition politician.

18 June 2014

Tajik Authorities Detain Global Voices Contributor

Former Global Voices Central Asia Editor Alexander Sodiqov was detained by authorities in Khorog, Tajikistan while conducting research for his PhD thesis. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

16 June 2014

Between Ukraine and Russia, Kazakhstan's Chocolate Might Come Out a Winner

Kazakhstanis can be very, very patriotic about their national chocolate, Rakhat. With Ukrainian chocolate disappearing from the lucrative Russian market, some hope it is Rakhat's turn to shine.

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