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· September, 2008

Stories about War & Conflict from September, 2008

Sri Lanka: On Tamils

Dr. Mala Amarasinghe at Lanka Journal writes about his perception of the Tamil population in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: Incursion and sovereignty issues

Five Rupees blog has posted a deep analysis on sovereignty, US incursions into Pakistan and other burning issues of contemporary Pakistan.

Georgia: Frontline Photos

Popular Photography's blog features photos and an account of the war between Georgia and Russia by New York-based photojournalist Jonathan Alpayrie.

Lebanon: Army Soldiers Targeted…Again

Forty five days after the first bombing of a bus transporting army soldiers in Lebanon, another bomb exploded in Tripoli today, killing at least four soldiers and wounding over 20...

Lebanon: Terror strikes in Tripoli again

A remote control car bomb ripped through a military bus this morning killing four soldiers and a civilian in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Today’s bombing is the second...

Afghanistan: Surge East

Joshua Foust thinks that long-term development goals are a critically missing piece of the Western agenda in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: How to Win

Joshua Foust takes issue with an essay about how to “win” in Afghanistan.

Palestine: Retaining a sense of humanity in Gaza

As the situation in Gaza deteriorates from one day to the next, many are struggling not only with the enormous difficulties of daily life, but with the change in values...

Nigerien rebel group denies departure of top commander

On its blog, Nigerien insurgent group Mouvement des Nigériens pour la Justice [Fr] denied the reported departure of Commander Kindo Zado, one if the movement's vice presidents, a former Nigerien...

Syria: Chilling Eyewitness Blogger Account on Damascus Explosion

With very little information coming out on today's massive explosion in Damascus, Syria, one blogger was on the site and rushed back to his computer to describe to the world...

Ethiopia: Food aid as a weapon of war

Can food aid be used as a weapon of war? Ethiopian blogger, Enset writes: “It looks like the Woyane rulers of Ethiopia have taken a calculated risk in using food...

Bangladesh: Remnants of terror

Black and Gray discusses the threats of remnant terrorists in Bangladesh and opines: “the imams of different mosques and other Islamic scholars can play a pivotal role in making people...

Pakistan: Fire exchange with US troops

Desicritics.org wonders whether the escalated tension and recent exchange of fire between US and Pakistani forces are “an engineered distraction”.

India: Kashmir problem

ABC blog discusses India's options in Kashmir.

Sri Lanka: Anti-Tamil riot videos

ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) blog informs of a new site titled “Never Again in Sri Lanka” which hosts videos of the anti-Tamil riots of July 1983.

China: Oil Pipeline

Micheal from the Opposite End of China blogs about the potential implications of oil pipeline construction plan on China security.

Poland, U.S.: Sikorski in Chicago

Impressions of a recent Chicago speech by Poland's foreign minister Radosław Sikorski – at The 8th Circle.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Setback in the Srebrenica Survivors’ Search for Justice”

Samaha posts a detailed update on the outcome of the case brought by Srebrenica survivors against the Dutch state.

Pakistan: More perspectives of the Mariott Hotel blast

CHUP! (Changing Up Pakistan) posts more perspectives and eyewitness accounts of the Hotel Marriott bombing incident in Islamabad. It also informs of an initiative to help the victims.

India: Shocking apologist

I love life… so I explore is shocked to hear that the CEO of an Italy-based company in India was beaten to death by a group of dismissed employees. And...

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