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· November, 2007

Stories about International Relations from November, 2007

African prostitution and human trafficking in Europe

la plume plus posts an article featuring first-hand accounts of human trafficking and the prostitution of African women [Fr] in Europe.

China: Our man in Australia?

Chinese president Hu Jintao likes Australia's new Prime Minister, who served as a diplomat to China in the 80s, so much that he invited Kevin Rudd and his family to...

Armenia: Elephant Controversy

Blogian reports that another controversy is brewing in attempts to find a companion for Hrantik, Yerevan Zoo's only elephant. Because of concerns with conditions in the zoo as well as...

Chinese Engineers in Central African Republic

Six Chinese engineers have arrived in Central African Republic to install two new turbines at the Boali electric plant, a US$117 million project [Fr] financed by the Chinese government. ENERCA,...

Haiti: New Public Market in Port-au-Prince

Collectif-haiti-de-provence posts an article about a new public market [Fr] being built in Port-au-Prince, thanks to Venezuela.

Ahmadinejad and Chavez: “Love is in the air”

Last week, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez made his fourth visit to Tehran in two years to sign more economic agreements with Iran. The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Chavez, say...

Ukraine: Holodomor

This year, Nov. 24 was the day to remember the victims of the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine, Holodomor. Ukrainian bloggers share what they learned about the tragedy from their grandparents.

Georgia: Russian Peacekeepers

Steady State looks at how the Georgian authorities use public concerns over tensions and clashes with Russian peacekeepers stationed in the breakaway region of Abkhazia for its own political ends.

Ukraine: Luzhkov and Chernomyrdin on Holodomor

Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov said this about the vandalized Holodomor exhibit in Moscow: “It seems to me that this exhibit had one purpose: to disunite and alienate the Russian and...

Former Yugoslavia: Vladimir Arsenijevic's Piece

The Glory of Carniola discusses an article by a Serbian writer, which begins this way: “For all ex-Yugoslavs, but particularly for the Serbs, the Kosovo Albanians used to be simply...

Slovenia: Last Combat's Dormant Battles

On Last Combat, Slovenia is, so far, a rather obscure place, writes The Glory of Carniola. Russia is a pretty busy battlefield, though.

Slovenia: Real Estate

Dr. Filomena offers comprehensive analysis of Slovenia's real estate market – here, here and here.

Cuba: Regional Police Force?

Babalu Blog finds “alarming” the prospect of “a new Latin American and Caribbean regional police force modeled on Interpol.”

Lebanon: Presidential Elections Debate Continues

Yesterday, November 22, was officially Lebanon’s Independence Day. Today is the constitutional deadline for the election of a new president of the republic. Bloggers reflections range from optimistic and pessimistic...

Costa Rica: The Arrival of China

Costa Rica recently established formal political and economic relations with global power China, which led to the dropping of ties with Taiwan. As a result, investment and trade between the...

Macedonia, Greece: FYROM

Edward Lucas shares his piece on Greece's problems with a neighboring country also known as FYROM.

Lebanon: You Are Interfering

“After a publicly open back and forth discussion between the U.S. of A. and Syria, each, blaming the other for interfering in the Lebanese presidential elections; I see no room...

Serbia: Kosovo Predictions

A Fistful of Euros is making predictions: “Kosovo will get some sort of independence, Belgrade and Moscow will cry foul, there will be a certain amount of huffing and puffing…...

Ukraine: Holodomor Opinion Poll

Foreign Notes translates a newspaper story on a Holodomor opinion poll results: “The overwhelming majority of Ukrainians in all regions are convinced that the Holodomor [famine] of 1932-1933 was caused...

Russia: Pre-Election “Excesses”

Sean Guillory “can’t help chuckle at the Putin and United Russia’s excesses.”

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