· November, 2007

Stories about War & Conflict from November, 2007

Somalia: Somalia Journal: Riot

  26 November 2007

David Axe is currently visiting Somalia and blogs about his experience: “The first time we went to the tiny movie house near the Mogadishu seaport, with a mind to doing some interviews, the manager fussed at us for not making an appointment. It was tense, but not alarming. We promised...

Georgia: Russian Peacekeepers

  24 November 2007

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

  24 November 2007

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 Ukrainian peoples.” Ukrainiana applies Luzhkov's logic to the Holocaust: “Do they keep those Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Treblinka museums just to...

Former Yugoslavia: Vladimir Arsenijevic's Piece

  23 November 2007

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 ‘our negroes.’ Nowadays, however, they are cast as Serbia's arch-enemies […].”

Colombia: Pictures of Senator with FARC Leaders

  21 November 2007

Colombian bloggers react to pictures posted by a press agency featuring a beret-wearing Senator Piedad Cordoba smiling and holding a bouquet of flowers while embracing FARC leaders during a recent meeting in Venezuela where the humanitarian exchange was to be discussed. Some wonder whether this sends an inappropriate message, while others try to see the photo with optimism.

Azerbaijan: Trafficking

  20 November 2007

Blogian says that war and conflict often prevents Armenians and Azeris from looking at the similarities between the two nations. Unfortunately, one thing that both Armenia and Azerbaijan have in common is a high rate of human trafficking.

Sudan: What has been happening in Darfur?

  20 November 2007

Meskel Square blogs about what has been happening lately in Darfur, Sudan: “As you no doubt already know, the Sudanese government, the African Union, the United Nations and a smattering of obscure rebel factions are still going through the motions of peace talks in the Libyan town of Sirte.”

Israel: Mandate of the People

  20 November 2007

“POTENTIALLY BIG POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT! Leaders listening to and following the will of their people, the OV (One Voice) people!!!” rejoices the mastermind behind the One Voice movement Daniel Lubetzky.