Stories about War & Conflict from January, 2008
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 our investments in Serbia.”
Window on Eurasia writes about a Chechen writer's appeal to his fellow countrymen.
The beatroot writes about Wojtek the Polish war hero bear.
BBC's Mark Mardell interviews “Kosovo’s premier rapper” Genc Prevlaka.
Iraq Today rounds up today's toll on Iraq in this post.
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 it's “we're winning, we have to stay and fight”,’ he writes.
Iraqi blogger Salam Adil introduces us to Baghdad Dentist in this post.
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?”
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.
“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 Jarrar, from Iraq.
After Iran, Syria and others it's now Libya's turn to sponsor terrorism in Iraq, notes Omar, from Iraq the Model.
Egyptian Nora Younis posts some of her coverage of the recent incidents in Gaza here .
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 president, an ambassador, and a travelguide writer.
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 as saying that rumours are being spread by mobile phone text messages predicting imminent attacks by one group or another...
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 local anesthetic and its end liberated the old demons…”
Balkanizer comes up with “an argument against the division of Bosnia-Herzegovina.”
groundviews on the all-pervasive fear created by the conflict in Sri Lanka – from transport to media.
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 the national elections in Afghanistan.
Tough questions abound in the Democratic Republic of Congo as bloggers discuss, among other issues, the recent peace agreement in eastern Congo.
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).
January 28 is a national holiday in Armenia and marks the foundation of the Armenian Army. Nazarian posts his thanks for the creation of the country's post-independence non-Soviet army.