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· October, 2012

Stories about International Relations from October, 2012

Slovakia, UK: “Child Snatching” or “Child Protection”?

As many as 30 UK-based Slovak children have been removed from their families by British social workers in recent years. While some consider it "child protection," others call it "child...

China: National Security Threat or Trade Protectionism?

Last week on 8 October 2012, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee released an investigative report accusing two major Chinese telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE of posing threat to U.S national...

Central Asia's Water Stories

Pakistan: Malala Yousufzai And The Drone Attacks

Ever since the young school going peace activist Malala Yousufzai was attacked by armed gunmen in Swat, Pakistan, numerous questions over the efficacy of the ongoing drone attacks in the...

Democratic Republic of Congo: A Francophone Summit too Focused on the Protection of the French Language ?

Colombia/U.S.: “We Need to Talk About Coke”

Controversy over Nobel Peace Prize to European Union

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union (EU) has sparked a lively debate in the media and on social networks in Europe and the rest of...

Mauritania: Confusion Reigns over “Accidental” Shots that Wounded President Aziz

Mali: MOJWA Threatens the Lives of Hostages and French President over Military Intervention

General-Secretary of La Francophonie Wants a Seat for Africa at the UN Security Council

United States: Immigration Absent in Vice-Presidential Debate

In the debate between the vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan there were, as was to be expected, differences on issues such as the economy, foreign policy, health care...

DR of Congo: Tension Between Kinshasa and Paris as Summit Commences

United States: The Road to Peace According to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, emblematic figure of the Burmese opposition and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, recieved the Vaclav Havel for Creative Dissent award given by the Human...

France, World Bank to Help African Nations Negotiate Mining Contracts

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Franc Zone monetary cooperation agreements, the president of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, and the French Minister of Finance, Pierre Moscovici, have published a...

France, Africa: Black Fashion Week Marred by Visa Problems

Two renowned African fashion designers and several models have been denied entry to France for Black Fashion Week October 2012. This event was created by Senegalese fashion designer Adama Paris...

Arab World: Romney's Middle East Agenda Rapped

Mitt Romney's foreign policy speech was rapped by netizens across the Arab World today. If elected, Romney pledged to take a more “engaged” foreign policy, as opposed to Obama's wait-and-see...

Egypt: Abusing the October 6 War

Reactions to North Korean Soldier Defected to South Korea Across Border

Preserving Southeast Asia's Peatlands

Tajikistan: Mixed Reactions Over Russian Base Deal

Russian President returns from a visit to Tajikistan with a deal that extends Moscow's lease on its military base in the Central Asian country for another three decades. Within Tajikistan,...

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