· August, 2006

Stories about International Relations from August, 2006

Japan: preservation of foreign culture

  18 August 2006

Hisane Masaki from Ohmynews reports that recently Japan enacted a new law obliging the nation to actively promote the preservation of valuable foreign cultural assets. “Under the new law, Japan is expected to step up official development assistance (ODA) to help countries preserve and restore their cultural heritages, especially through...

Cameroon: No to French Monuments in Africa

  18 August 2006

Le Pangolin posts (Fr) an interview of Mboua Massock, a Cameroonian arrested for protesting the presence in Cameroon of monuments to French colonial personalities. Mr. Massock, who recently appeared in front of a preliminary tribunal to answer to charges of degradation of public property says: “France installed the statue of...

Voices from Kazakhstan

  17 August 2006

Almaty Opera House Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in Kazakh blogosphere. neweurasia's Basil B. Akimov, a Karaganda journalist and editor of www.mediaprovinces.kz and www.medialaw.kz sites, writes about change of rules in the Supreme Court in Astana (RU). You have to show...

Venezuela, UK: Boyd V. Livingstone

  17 August 2006

Aleksander Boyd has stepped out of his retirement (ES) to continue his sparring with London Mayor Ken Livingstone: “My issue with Livingstone is far from over. The more I research him, his cronies, his advocacy in favour of criminal organizations, his associations with dictators that demonstrably support terrorism and Islamic...

Colombia: Notes from Putumayo

  17 August 2006

Adam Isacson has a typically indispensable post on his latest visit to Putumayo. Randy Paul applauds Alvaro Uribe's decision to issue arrest orders for the AUC paramilitary leadership.

Trinidad & Tobago: CSME politics

  17 August 2006

Jamaican Francis Wade is disturbed at the Trinidad and Tobago opposition leader's efforts to politicise the Caricom Single Market and Economy and tries to discern the thinking behind it.

Hungary, Poland: Crime Roundup

  16 August 2006

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the deportation of ex-con Gabor Magosztovics (aka Joe Dinardo, aka Ironman “during his heavyweight boxing career”) from Canada to Hungary. The beatroot writes about Scottish teenagers being punished for attacks on Polish immigrants with a trip to Poland. Our Man in Gdansk...

Balkans: Serbian Propaganda

  16 August 2006

In an emotionally charged post about Serbian propaganda, Srebrenica Genocide Blog quotes from the ICTY testimony of his former high school teacher, Dragan Lukac, a Bosnian Croat concentration camp survivor.

China and Japan: the Ants

  16 August 2006

Richard in the Peking Duck introduces a new Japanese movie “the Ants” which explores the topic of WWII war crime with merciless honesty.

India: Food security and Independence

  15 August 2006

Ruminating on the Greatest Indian post Independence in the country, Nilu talks of the man credited with assuring food security in India. “In terms of that thrust in public domain, in a country that was living on foreign aid of wheat not long ago, no one can even come close...

South Korea: Yasukuni Shrine

  15 August 2006

Robert Koehler in Marmot's hole writes on the implication of Japan's president Koizumi Junichiro visit to the Yasukuni Shrine on Korea politics and history.

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