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· March, 2008

Stories about North America from March, 2008

Russia, U.S.: A Foreign Policy View

Valery Dzutsev offers a view on why “there is so much tension between the US and Russia.”

Middle East and North Africa: Client Number Nine

Eliot Spitzer's fall from grace grabbed the headlines as soon as newsmen caught wind of the scandal. Bloggers followed closely on their heel, including those from the Middle East and...

Egypt: American Navy's Friendly Fire

Egyptian bloggers lament to the loss of one of their countrymen who was killed in an incident involving the American Navy in the Suez Canal. They are also wondering where...

Russia: Russians/Americans “are NOT stupid”

Finally, a Russian answer (RUS) to the famous/infamous “Americans are NOT stupid” video (via LJ user maliar, RUS).

Barbados, USA: Black President?

“Many Barbadians are in awe that a Black man in the year 2008 could be challenging for the presidency,” says Barbados Underground.

Pakistan: Mush and Clinton

Five Rupees draws parallels between the careers of Musharraf in Pakistan and Clinton in the US – and says it's time for them to bid their farewells.

The Balkans: John McCain

Greater Surbiton has “no doubt that the interests of South East Europe would be better served by John McCain as president than by either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.”

Armenia: Uprising Radio

Uprising Radio has a program on the recent election in Armenia, the protests that followed, and the state of emergency lifted last week. The guests on the radio station based...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Obama's Vision

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp thinks that Barack Obama “has a deep understanding of America and that he offers a transcendent vision of America that we haven't had in a long time”,...

Environment: Colbert on World Water Day

On ecopolitology, Tim Hurst posts video clips of Colbert on World Water Day: “Stephen Colbert celebrates World Water Day – the way only he could” Colbert is a popular American...

Environment: Paper magazines better on carbon than websites?

On the enviro blog Gristmill David Roberts takes on Wired Magazine Editor,Chris Anderson, who states that paper mags are better on carbon than websites. “The claim is mostly based on...

Cuba, USA: Obama's Speech

Cuban blogger 26th Parallel has another take on US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's speech on race.

LiveJournal: Bloggers Protest Basic Account Cancellation

Yet again, LJ users are in distress. Unlike the previous times, however, the current situation involves both the Russian-language and the English-language segments of LiveJournal. It all began when LiveJournal's...

Bermuda, USA: Watching US Elections

“As the American election process grinds on, I find myself more and more impressed by Barack Obama’s apparent decency and integrity”, writes Breezeblog, while Politics.bm says that “many of the...

Bangladesh: The promise of America

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying writes on the promise of America as articulated by Obama.

Armenia: Shameful Diaspora

Unzipped expresses its concern with statements issued by ethnic Armenian groups and organizations in the United States calling for political forces to find a peaceful solution to the post-election standoff...

Environment: China's Challenges from pollution to severe storms

Dale Wen, writing on China Dialogue looks at the myth that high income lifestyles in the west come with a clean environment; noting that China needs to rethink its development...

Armenia: Moving Forward?

Unzipped comments on an op-ed co-penned by president-elect Serge Sargsyan and former parliamentary speaker Artur Baghdasarian published by the influential Washington Post. The piece is in response to another op-ed...

Jamaica: Corrosive Column

Francis Wade is left without words after reading a recent article in the Jamaica Gleaner that deals with US politics, “Jamericans” and race.

U.S.A and South Korea: FTA

Jae Young Lee from Ohmynews! wrote an update on the development of U.S and South Korea Free Trade Agreement.

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