· August, 2006

Stories about International Relations from August, 2006

Sri Lanka: ICT For Peacebuilding and Switzerland

  25 August 2006

ICT for Peacebuilding has details of a conversation with Ambassador Daniel Stauffacher on exploring possibilities for collaboration and exploration in the theory and practice of ICT4Peace between the author's work in Sri Lanka and that of the ICT4Peace Foundation in Switzerland.

China, Chile: Free Trade Deal Signed

  24 August 2006

Commenting on the Free Trade Agreement signed between Chile and China, Robert Mayer says, “Small countries aren’t just for destructive proxy wars anymore. Now they’re the center of trade competition, and they are the ones who benefit the most from it. This is the future.” Chilean senator, Fernando Flores has...

Lebanon: One Week after the Cease Fire

Most Lebanese Blogs still reflect on the war and its aftermath. Some post photos of Lebanese trying to regain their lives and their efforts to fix that which was damaged. Others write political and social analysis of what happened and what should be done in addition to some personal accounts. Here is a sample. Happy reading.

Nepal: Nepal and the world

  23 August 2006

Maila Baje summarizes the international politics perspective of the Maoist supremo Prachanda. How and why India chooses to interfere in the country, and has China been fair to the aspirations of Tibetans?

Serbia: Travel Observations

  21 August 2006

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic has visited Serbia and Republika Srpska and shares his observations. Here's one on Belgrade: “Belgrade's educated middle class has undergone a diaspora to western Europe in the last ten years, leaving a gap filled by a more rural demographic that has moved to the big...

Trinidad & Tobago: An open letter to Flickr

  21 August 2006

Unable to renew his Flickr Pro account because PayPay doesn't accept credit cards with addresses in certain countries (Trinidad and Tobago included) Taran Rampersad writes an open letter to Flickr.com.

South Korea: protest photos

  20 August 2006

Darin in Occidentalism posts several protest photos from South Korea, probably in response to Koizumi’s most recent Yasukuni visit.

Uruguay, USA: Free Trade Agreements

  18 August 2006

“To free trade with USA, or not to free trade, that's the question.” Or so says From Uruguay in a post that tries to understand how opposing ideologies can negotiate current economic needs.

Venezuela: Politics, Philosphy, and Gastronomy

  18 August 2006

Two more translated op-eds from Venezuela. Miguel Octavio has translated “Escape from Ramo Verde” by Teodoro Petkoff while Guillermo Parra has Héctor Silva Michelena's “The Postmodern Philosopher and the Human Vultures.” For those who believe Friday's aren't meant for politics and philosophy, Caracas Cafe says this is a good weekend...