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· January, 2008

Stories about War & Conflict from January, 2008

Serbia, Slovenia: Kosovo Independence

Dr. Filomena writes on Kosovo's independence and explains why she thinks Slovenia should not be the first to recognize it: “If for no other reason, then for the sake of...

Russia: German Sadulayev's Appeal

Window on Eurasia writes about a Chechen writer's appeal to his fellow countrymen.

Poland, Scotland: Wojtek the Polish War Hero Bear

The beatroot writes about Wojtek the Polish war hero bear.

Serbia, Albania: Kosovo Rapper

BBC's Mark Mardell interviews “Kosovo’s premier rapper” Genc Prevlaka.

Iraq: Today's Toll

Iraq Today rounds up today's toll on Iraq in this post.

Iraq in the State of the Union Speech

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar discusses Iraq in the US State of the Union speech. ‘Last year, it was more about “we're loosing, we have to stay and fight”, this year...

Iraq: Baghdad Dentist

Iraqi blogger Salam Adil introduces us to Baghdad Dentist in this post.

Guyana: World ignores Lusignan?

Caribbean Lionesse asks: Why has the international media ignored the recent Lusignan massacre in Guyana? “Are 11 brown and black lives worth such scant attention?”

Afghanistan: Reports Call for New Strategies

Barnett R. Rubin reports that several groups of the U.S. foreign policy establishment have released reports calling for major changes in strategy on Afghanistan.

Iraq: One Million Iraqis Killed in War

“One million Iraqis have been killed because of the US occupation, but US interventionists from both the “right” and “left” are still giving excuses to stay in Iraq,” notes Raed...

Iraq: Libya Sponsoring Terrorism

After Iran, Syria and others it's now Libya's turn to sponsor terrorism in Iraq, notes Omar, from Iraq the Model.

Egypt: Gaza Coverage

Egyptian Nora Younis posts some of her coverage of the recent incidents in Gaza here .

Bosnia & Herzegovina: New Blogs by Public Figures

A few interesting blogs have emerged in the Bosnian blogosphere recently, showing the growing interest in blogging and Web 2.0 in the Balkans. Elia Varela Serra introduces the newcomers: a...

Kenya: Using SMS to spread rumours

What An African Woman Thinks writes about negative uses of SMS in Kenya: “Regarding the escalating violence in Kenya, the ICRC spokesman in the country, one Bernard Barret is quoted...

Lebanon: Did the civil war really end?

French Eagle on the recent terrorist attack in Lebanon writes in a post entitled “Human Stupidity” [Fr]: “Civil war? Did it ever really end? Perhaps the Syrian occupation was a...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Against Division

Balkanizer comes up with “an argument against the division of Bosnia-Herzegovina.”

Sri Lanka: Travel, TV and Military

groundviews on the all-pervasive fear created by the conflict in Sri Lanka – from transport to media.

Afghanistan: Elections could be problematic

Bipasha Ray says that while president Karzai attempts to project his authority to prepare for a possible re-election bid, a U.S. Army report finds cause for worry about security in...

D.R. of Congo: tough questions abound

Tough questions abound in the Democratic Republic of Congo as bloggers discuss, among other issues, the recent peace agreement in eastern Congo.

Colombia: March Against the FARC

Carlos from Liberal Colombiano [es] explains the reasons why he will attend the February 4th march in protest against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

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