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· September, 2013

Stories about International Relations from September, 2013

7 September 2013

Presidents, Oligarchs and Potash: Russia's Trade War With Belarus

RuNet Echo

Belarusian authorities arrested Vladislav Baumgartner, CEO of Uralkaliy, a large Russian potash mining company. Russia retaliated by cancelling some of its subsidies and banning Belarusian pork imports.

“Central Asia is Watching [Syria] Too”

5 September 2013

South Asia Shining in Some Ways, Suffering in Others

The South Asia Economic Summit , an annual meeting of civil society think-tanks has recently been concluded in Sri Lanka. Participants discussed regional issues and sought for more regional cooperation.

Catalans Get Ready for Another Massive Pro-independence Event

4 September 2013

Derailment of ‘La Bestia’, Another Tragedy in a Broken Immigration System

Levi Bridges reflects on immigration reform and the latest derailment of 'la bestia', a Mexican train that offers migrants an alternative way of reaching the U.S.

“In Damascus All is Quiet”: Russians Report from Syria

RuNet Echo

"You won't believe it, but all is quiet in Damascus. People sit in cafes, walk the streets, and are far from a universal hysteria"

Could Guantánamo Be Returned to Cuba?

A Mayor's Struggle Against The Pillaging of Bangui, Central African Republic