Stories about International Relations from September, 2006
Senegal: Immigration Agreement with France
Semett writes (Fr): “Dakar signed the despicable “agreement” whose main point is the (inhumane) expulsion of Senegalese (and probably other Africans) from France to Senegal. In the court if History, we are witnesses to those House Negroes (i.e. African leaders) who, faced with the problems of the continent's youth, have...
Singapore: Neighbourly Tiff
The blogger at Blowin’ in the Wind writes about the latest tiff between former Malaysian prime minister Mahatir and former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.
South Korea: U.S. Korean War vets to join anti-U.S base protest
Ohmynews Korean version had interview with two U.S Korean War vets who planned to join the anti-U.S military base construction rally on Sunday. Robert Koehler summaries their opinions in Marmot's Hole.
Washington Post invites Iranian bloggers to share their opinions about what is going on between US and Iran.
Syrian Blogsphere in a Week
To kick off this week, Ghalia welcomes the holy month of Ramadan in her special way, with another beautiful shot of her camera… “Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur-an, as a guide to mankind, also Clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong)…”...
Notes on Montenegro and Transnistria
In his yesterday's Balkans Blog Roundup, Ljubisa Bojic quoted this passage on Montenegro by a Serbian blogger: […] I know how things operate down there. Its also a privatised state – I wonder how long it will be before the Europeans become intolerant of all those Russian businessmen who own...
Brazil: Lula's Speech to the UN
Bloggings by Boz says that Brazilian President Lula da Silva's speech to the UN General Assembly is not to be missed.
Bulgaria, Libya: Save the Tripoli Six
Declan Butler, a senior reporter at Nature, draws attention to the plight of the “Tripoli Six” – five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor on trial in Libya: “Can the blogosphere help free the Tripoli six? — innocent medics risking execution in Libya.”
Russia: New Home for the UN?
David McDuff of A Step At A Time suggests an alternative location for the UN: “It really is time that the United Nations were moved out of New York, and out of the United States. With the Soviet-like hate-speech of Ahmadinejad, and in the light – or rather darkness –...
Russia: Countering Media Stereotypes
Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog, in an attempt to provide “accurate and fair reporting and analysis—without fear or favor” – of Russia, comes up with a list of “10 Western Media Stereotypes About Russia” and offers alternative views on each item.
Russia: LukOil in the U.S.
Russia Blog writes about LukOil gas stations in the United States.
Pakistan: Albright still around
Whisk on the sort of representatives who are still sticking around, years after tactless remarks. “I believe she has since apologised for her tactless remark (7 years after making the remark) about the Iraqi children. It is essential that everyone read John Ryan’s excellent article on Ms. Albright entitled “An...
Balkans Blog Roundup
On September 11, Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes: […] [Serbia] just won the water polo European championship, and here's a short video with the atmosphere from the streets of Belgrade (Kolarceva street, more precisely). It's like this, after all major successes in sports, but this is the first time we...
Kenya: “political instability”
African Affairs comments on the recent meeting between the Presidents of Tanzania and the US where the issue of “Kenya's political instability” was discussed: “The Monday meeting in New York between Presidents George Bush (US) and Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania) was only good to a point. The suspect nature of the...
Nazarbayev's State Visit
KZBlog scrutinises Kazakh President Nazarbayev's upcoming state visit to the United States and has an exhaustive list of topics that will be touched upon in talks with President Bush (including, no kidding, Borat!).
Iran: Ahmadinejad in UN
Kamangir has published a cartoon and a link to several photos regarding Ahmadinejad's visit in United Nations.
Mexico: If Chavez Visits
Political commentator Ana Maria Salazar explains why she hopes that Hugo Chavez comes to Mexico. Also, another helpful roundup of the day's news.
Bermuda: Ex-pat go home!
The Limey reports on the latest a anti-expatriate leaflet circulating in Bermuda, which accuses foreign-born residents of “. . . taking food, jobs, housing, space, school places, and “our sons and daughters” from Bermudians. He’s blamed for causing fatherless homes, divorce, declining family values, and traffic congestion.“
Pope, Cultural Revolution, Airplane Crash and Kofi Annan
Many people in the Muslim world got angry and protested against the Pope's speech where he quoted Emperor Manuel II Paleologos of the Orthodox Christian Byzantine Empire. Stressing that they were not his own words, he quoted the emperor saying: “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and...
Esperanto Day / Esperanto-Tago
This is the first of a set of postings offering a roundup of the Esperanto-language blogosphere, culminating with a posting to review the Esperanto-Day postings. Esperanto Day is a project sponsored by the Esperanto League for North America that proposes that bloggers everywhere post a bilingual posting in Esperanto (and...
Jamaica: Ooh, Jamaica
Geoffrey Philp recounts his encounter with various stereotypical ideas about Jamaicans on another Caribbean island, and asks the question: “what are we doing now to promote well-rounded images of Jamaica and the Caribbean.”