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· March, 2014

Stories about International Relations from March, 2014

The Daily Lives of Sub-Saharan Immigrants in Prague

Do US Sanctions Against Putin's Cronies Fuel Russian Patriotism?

So far, it seems the West’s response to the annexation of Crimea has only reinforced Russia’s patriotic frenzy. But could tougher sanctions change that?

Are America's Latest Sanctions on Russia Based on a List by a Blogger?

"looks like it isn't the CIA that's in charge of Navalny, but Navalny that's in charge of the CIA"

10 Ways Russians and Ukrainians Reacted to Crimea Annexation Speech

Regardless of how one feels about the Crimean question, it was a landmark speech, and one that bloggers reacted to the way they usually do on the Internet. Through memes.

Russian Officials Sanctioned Over Crimea Scoff on Twitter

"Comrade Obama, what should people who don't have any foreign bank accounts or property do? Did you not think of that?)" -Dmitry Rogozin

Are ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ Outdated Terms in African Politics?

The cold war defined post-colonial African politics with its left vs right dichotomy. But is it still relevant for the continent today ?

What Does Russia's Top Blogger Think About Crimea?

Before Alexey Navalny's LiveJournal blog was blocked late last week for breaking the terms of his house arrest, he published a long opinion piece on the situation in Ukraine.

Malaysia Airlines MH370 Mystery Fuels Conspiracy Theories

After a week of waiting for answers in the disappearance of flight MH370 and its 239 occupants, conspiracy theories have cropped to fill the void about what happened.

Khodorkovsky's Curious Trip to Ukraine

Russian-Internet users have been intensely curious about Khodorkovsky's reasons for appearing in Kiev. Indeed, many online speculate that his visit could indicate plans to launch a career in politics.

North Korea: When It Will Collapse?

Should Trinidad & Tobago Have Let Lev Tahor Through?

Earlier this month, Trinidad and Tobago sent members of a Jewish sect back to Canada to face child protection charges. Most netizens agree, but one blogger challenges the decision.

Iran: Deceased Blogger's Mother Erased Out of News Photo

The European Union foreign policy chief caused furore in Iran when she met with human rights activists and a deceased blogger's mother at the Austrian Embassy in Tehran.

Mexicans are Pushing for the ‘Redemocratization’ of Democracy

Facebook Status Criticizing Crimea Occupation Gets Journalist Fired

Russians ask if Putin can also come "occupy" them, if it means increased funding for the peripheral regions.

Reducing the Gap Between Africa's Rich and Poor

"Some take a plane to get treated for hay fever, while others are pushing up daisies because they can’t afford basic malaria treatment."

Prep the Tinfoil: Four Hoaxes Shaping Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Yanukovich is dead! American Navy to the rescue! Mars attacks Kiev! Ninjas kidnap the President! Are you a bad enough dude to read this article?

The Significance Of Celebrating The International Women's Day

China Dismisses WWI Comparison Amid Tense Relations With Japan

“2014 is neither 1914 nor 1894, it’s better for [Japan] to regard post-war Germany as a role model than make a fuss about Germany before WWI.“

A warning message sent to Taiwan from Ukraine

15 Memes That Escalate the Crimean Crisis

Memes and image macros lend themselves to polarizing rhetoric, not nuanced argument. But, hey, some of them are pretty funny!

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