Stories about International Relations from September, 2007
With a major report to congress by America's top general in Iraq and the British withdrawal from Basra, politics is my main course for today. But there is much more - and if you read to the end - I present Aboosi the Iraqi Human Beatbox.
Cuba Journal links to a Jamaican news story that confirms the island's newly elected government will continue to foster diplomatic relations with Cuba.
FREE-K-SEE [ES] is leery at the announcement that Bolivia will establish ties with Iran. “Why do we need to establish diplomatic ties with a country with which we do not have commercial or cultural ties, or a country that not even Cochabambinos emigrate to?”
This year, more Muslims from Russia are willing to go on the hajj to Mecca than there are slots allotted by the Saudi authorities. Window on Eurasia writes about the problems inherent in this situation.
Eternal Remont comments on Gerhard Schroeder’s memoir – published in Russia by Gazprom.
Petro of Petro's Jotter writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's “Contract With Investors” presentation: “I really dug the results oriented approach in everything she spoke about. Tangible project steps were outlined and timelines were stated. Like all good politicians she outlined broadsweeping reforms in a wide variety of sectors. Her answers to...
Orange Ukraine posts a pre-election news roundup.
Pestcentric writes about Europe's longest escalator, yet another foreign monarch for Hungary, and Marhapörkölt Tarhonyával, a frozen meal.
The Accidental Russophile writes about the difference between the Russian and American views of international terrorism: “Putin's most recent tour of southeast Asia was little more than an arms dealer visiting his new customers.”
The Accidental Russophile links to the “Batman by Dostoyevsky” comics, reproduced at Brian Hughes’ Again With The Comics: “This marriage of Classic Russian Literature and the Caped Crusader of Gotham also serves as further proof, if any were needed, that everything is better with Batman.” Judging by the comments, though,...
In Iranian American Jews blog we read often times when folks discover that I was born on September 11th they express a sense of shock and sadness for me since terrorists attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001.The blogger says that one of the bloodiest days of the Iranian revolution...
Sean's Russia Blog writes: “Russian youth’s embrace of Nazism doesn’t just happen in Russia. It’s also happens where one might not initially expect: Israel.”
In his “third oil and gas blog post of the day,” Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert writes: “In the summer of 2007, the Russian government backed themselves to deliver what no other country has yet managed: a route to prosperity based almost entirely on a nationalised oil...
Copydude writes that “it might appear that foreign investors are even less welcome than tourists” in Kaliningrad.
Living Timorously invites the people in East Timor to take up rugby as a sport and feels it will help the nation to network with other countries in the Pacific Ocean.
W. David Marx at Néojaponisme interviews Professor of Sociology Dr. Patricia Steinhoff about her research on the history and social organization of post-war Japanese Marxist radicals. In this first part of a five-part series, Dr. Steinhoff describes the formation of the student movement in Japan, its re-organization into the “Red...
Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,former vice president, says recent political experiences of Pakistan and Turkey are beneficial for the officials who are worried about practicing freedom in Iran.Closing political atmosphere, taking aggressive approach against students, workers, women, internet, youth and political activists is dangerous for the security of the country.
Abedto admires[Fa] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's courage and says before his presidency,USA had upper hand in dealing with Iran.Now USA asks Iran to take part in negotiations [in Iraq].
Window on Eurasia writes on the deportation of a Buryat lama from China.
Window on Eurasia writes about Ramzan Kadyrov's “systemic separatism”: “his efforts to sharply limit Moscow’s control over his republic while not seeking independence as such.”
In these times of globalisation and world trade, the challenge of how to protect the environment while ensuring increased economic growth appears to be a problem facing many countries. In this article we offer glimpses of this, first in Ghana through the post ‘Sweet ‘n Sour’, and in China in...