Stories about U.S.A. from July, 2010
Ianyan says that food might represent the path to peace for cultures that place such significance in it. Referring to an Armenian bakery in the U.S.-Armenian Diaspora as well as responses to a recent guest entry on Armenian-Azerbaijani relations in the context of the still unresolved conflict over Nagorno Karabakh,...
Joseph Mayton, who is based in Cairo, tweets: “American Embassy in Cairo bars Americans from walk-ins, starts appointment only access to Embassy – down with Embassies!”
Ice Cold, from the Kirkuk Air Base in Iraq, tweets: “It's official… we're here in Irq another 4 more weeks… Nothing cam be finer than gettin’ back to Carolina!!!”
More than 90,000 classified U.S. military documents about the war in Afghanistan have been leaked. As an experiment, we are using Google Wave to live blog global blog and citizen media reactions to the war logs (#warlogs) made public today by Wikileaks, Der Spiegel, New York Times and The Guardian.
Mary Joyce is the editor of a new book called Digital Activism Decoded, that features contributions from authors and digital activists from around the world.
The second Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) is taking place today July 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. The one-day event offers expert panels and workshops on important global Internet governance issues, as well as a plenary session on the continuation of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (via ISOC-NY).
Edward Lozansky at Russia Blog discusses whether Russian foreign policy is actually turning westwards but finds little evidence of this.
Katinka Barysch at openDemocracy publishes an extensive analysis of relations between Russia and the West in former soviet space, in a Great Game revisited.
Remarkable news if it's true, that China has agreed to end restrictions on imports of entertainment products. Despite initial reports, hesitation and eager film buffs, final confirmation, however, remains to be seen.
Two years ago we wrote about a project in its initial stages: Global Lives set out to record a day in the life of 10 people from all over the world. Today we revisit the project and check up on how they're coming along.
Bunmi joins the debate over New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's admission that he tends to focus on the ‘white foreigner as savior, black African as victim’ story in his Africa coverage. “I wonder if a story about some crisis in America would hold any interest for, let's say, Congolese...
Four Filipina staffers of the Bon Secours Baltimore Health System in Baltimore City were recently fired from their jobs for speaking Filipino during their lunch break. Bloggers share their views on the issue.
Veteran Macedonian bloggers express the widely held opinion among their compatriots who are not sympathizers of political parties about feeling hostage to a system without independent alternatives.
Britain's new foreign secretary William Hague is in Beijing today, and Chinese online media are reporting the goal of his trip is to sell China on BP assets from the company's South American holdings. Comments on the news suggest netizens are eager to help begin negotiating the terms of the deal.
Montenegrin diaspora star Ekrem Jevrić Gospoda was given a hero's welcome upon his arrival in his native land few days ago. In addition to fame gained via his YouTube hit song, he also took part in a fashion photo-shoot few days ago.
The blog EU-logos about European affairs reflects (fr) on a recent poll by the Pew Research Center that shows a widespread support in European countries for a burqa ban whereas such proposal would be rejected by 65% of voters in the U.S [Fr]. The blog suggests that such transatlantic polls...
Iraq Pundit has issue with the Obama administration's decision to drop references to Islamic radicalism.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about the crave for a renewed cold war among old-time balance-of-power players in East and West, as the US-Russian spy scandal has begun to unravel, after a period of Obama-Medvedev détente.
Robert Amsterdam notes that Sergei Tretyakov, agent of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), who defected to the United States in 2000, has suddenly died at an age of 53, and speculates whether there is a new Litvinenko case looming about.
Well-known for his crusades against academic and scientific fraud, Fang Zhouzi's newest target is former Microsoft China president Jun Tang (pictured). Do his accusations hold up and, even if so, as many feel, has he gone too far?
ESWN translates a blog post in my1510.com commenting on a online rumor about “the bombing of Amercian aircraft carrier”. The writer describes the spread of the rumor as “Chinese masturbation” that helps advance the talk of the “Chinese threat.”