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· August, 2006

Stories about International Relations from August, 2006

Hungary: Bridge-Naming Vote

Henrik of Hungarian Accent writes about Stephen Colbert and the bridge-naming affair – and summarizes what Hungarian bloggers think about it.

Iran: Nuclear Crisis, Broken Satellite Dishes & Jailed Students

According to the media, Iran has delivered its formal response to the demand by world powers that it suspend uranium enrichment in exchange for a package of incentives. World media...

Central Asia: Chinese Motives

Sean Roberts discusses Chinese goals in Central Asia.

Tajikistan: Visas

Vadim writes about the difficulties Tajik citizens face in obtaining foreign visas.

Sri Lanka: ICT For Peacebuilding and Switzerland

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...

Russia, Lithuania: Oil Refinery Quarrel

Copydude writes about no druzhba between Russia and Lithuania – all because of an oil refinery that used to belong to Yukos.

Romania: Facing Same Bigotry as the Poles?

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes (here and here) about the problems faced by the Polish migrant laborers in Britain – and whether the same awaits Bulgarians and Romanians.

China, Chile: Free Trade Deal Signed

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,...

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....

Nepal: Nepal and the world

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...

South Korea: relation with China and U.S

Citizen reporter Sunny Lee from Ohmynews interviews a Chinese expert Li Dunqiu, who claimed that Korea's Future Lies With China, Not U.S.

Belarus: Blogosphere Digest

TOL's Belarus Blog reviews what was being said on Belarusian blogs and online forums between August 17 and 22.

Montenegro: Vacation Report

Pristina-based Kushtrim Xhakli writes about a vacation spent in the newly-independent Montenegro.

Russia: Remembering August 1991

Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog writes about causes and consequences of the August 1991 failed coup.

Serbia: Travel Observations

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: An open letter to Flickr

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

South Korea: protest photos

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

Japan and South Korea: territorial debate

Gerry-Bevers in occidentalism writes a detailed historical analysis on a video that claims that Dokdo (Liancourt Rocks) was historically Korean territory.

Ukraine: Political Situation

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine posts an analysis of the political situation in Ukraine.

Uruguay, USA: Free Trade Agreements

“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...

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