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· October, 2010

Stories about International Relations from October, 2010

8 October 2010

Azerbaijan: Playing the Armenian card

As Azerbaijan prepares for parliamentary elections on 7 November, opposition bloggers are unhappy with the conduct of the vote so far. Now, they report, the local media is starting to...

7 October 2010

Russia: Bloggers Meet With Iranian Ambassador, Avoid Sensitive Topics

RuNet Echo

The meeting of Russia's top-bloggers with the Iranian Ambassador in Moscow three days after Hossein Derakhshan had been sentenced to 19.5 years of imprisonment for "anti-government propaganda" highlighted the clumsy...

6 October 2010

Russia: Vladivostok's Golden Horn Bay Bridge Controversy

RuNet Echo

Masha Egupova reviews bloggers' reactions to the construction of the Golden Horn Bay bridge in Vladivostok, a project compromised by corruption scandals and lack of accountability.

Russian Officials Push the Balance in Internet Governance

Photos Of Anti-China Protests In Japan

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Coverage of the General Elections

Latvia: General Elections

5 October 2010

Russia: Medvedev Addresses the People of Belarus via Video Blog

RuNet Echo

Two weeks ago, Belarus' current leader and future presidential hopeful (yet again) bashed the Russian President's blog. Medvedev responded by sending a video blog message to the people of Belarus....

Iran: Russians bloggers in the Embassy of Iran

Turkmenistan: Geopolitics in relations with Turkey

4 October 2010

Exiled Tibetans Protesting Seizing of Ballot Boxes In Nepal

Angry Tibetans around the world are condemning Nepal’s actions in confiscating their ballot boxes by protesting in front of the Nepalese consulates. In New York, despite the rain, they carried...

Madagascar: A Referendum on the New Constitution Proposal

A referendum on a new constitution has been scheduled for November 17. The holding of a referendum is still heavily disputed by both the opposition and the international community. Malagasy...

2 October 2010

Bulgaria: Internet Discussions About Nazism

The actions of the French President Nicolas Sarkozy against the Roma people in France and their deportation to Bulgaria and Romania, were met with two opposing views in the Bulgarian...

Sahel Region: On Paying Ransom for Hostages

Hostage-taking by a militant Islamist group called Al-Qaeda in The Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is on the rise in the Sahel region which spans across several countries in the north of...

Pakistan: Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Case – A Veiled Mystery

A recent verdict by a Federal Court in Manhattan, sentencing Pakistani neuro-scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui an imprisonment of 86 years, has sparked reactions all over the world. Dr. Siddiqui was...

1 October 2010

East Timor: Bulletins of the Struggle for Independence now Online

Muslim World & US: Burning the Quran, Media Attention & Terry Jones

Terry Jones and his Dove World Outreach Center have drawn vast international media attention for a plan that had scheduled the burning of the Quran today, September 11th, in Gainesville,...