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· January, 2009

Stories about International Relations from January, 2009

29 January 2009

EU: Investing in Ukraine's Gas Pipeline?

Egypt: What Next After Guantanamo Bay?

Cuba: Raul in Russia

Cuba: Human Rights & Political Prisoners

Martinique, South Africa: Cultural Exchange

Jamaica, Zimbabwe: Hunger Strike

Japan: Obama vs. Aso

Like every other country in the world, Japan, one of the strongest of America's allies in Asia, followed closely the election of President Obama. His speech has been broadcast, translated...

Russia: Conscript Seeks Asylum in Georgia

Aleksandr Glukhov, a 21-year-old Russian conscript, has asked for asylum in the Republic of Georgia to escape the "unbearable conditions" in the Russian army. One of Glukhov's media appearances took...

28 January 2009

Romania: Rural Life in the EU

Armenia: No PACE Sanctions

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Young Bloggers Bridge Geopolitical Divides

Nearly 15 years after a ceasefire agreement put the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh on hold, a lasting peace remains elusive and few...

Armenia: Council of Europe Reprieve

Yesterday's meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) gave Armenia one last chance to avoid sanctions following last year's clashes between opposition supporters and security forces...

The plight of the Rohingya

Is New Zealand bullying Fiji?

Slovenia: Honoring Auschwitz Survivors

Poland, UK: “Reverse Migration of Poles”

Poland: Racism, Bad Roads and Euro 2012

27 January 2009

Brazil: Extradition refusal threatens relations with Italy

The Brazilian government calls Cesare Battisti a political activist. For the Italian government, the writer is a convicted terrorist. The controversial decision of the Brazilian government to guarantee political refugee...

Bulgaria: Martin Borilski Petition

Egyptians are Going Local

Inji, an avid Egyptian blogger and young economist who is distraught by the numerous emails and SMS messages calling for boycotting products, decided to “boycott the boycott” and take it...