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14 June 2009

Stories from 14 June 2009

Iran: “Iran 2009 vs. Serbia 2000″

Balkans via Bohemia compares the current situation in Iran with the 2000 election in Serbia.

Hunary: “Orbán's Dilemma”

Hungarian Spectrum writes about “the Hungarian right after the EU elections.”

Iran: Ryszard Kapuscinski on 1979

Michael J. Totten quotes from Ryszard Kapuscinski's Shah of Shahs in his post about the situation in Iran.

Iran: Protest continues

GreenVote twittered [fa] that Mir Hussein Mousavi called his supporters to demonstrate in the streets of Tehran and other cities on Monday. Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi, two reformist candidates, claim...

Afganistan: Is Iran Supporting the Taliban?

As Iran faces deep unrest over its disputed election, a perhaps darker question haunts the country: Is the Iranian government funding the Afghan Taliban?

Azerbaijan: Expensive donkey

In Mutatione Fortitudo comments on news that a donkey costing $18,500 has been purchased using funds from the Azeri State Budget. The blog says that $179,700 was spent on such...

Azerbaijan: Rhetoric of Hate

Fighting windmills? Take a pill comments on the rhetoric of hate that often prevents Armenians and Azerbaijanis from being in contact with each other while the conflict between the two...

Cambodia: Health education

Keo Kounila and Hay Phirum write about the many challenges confronting Cambodia’s medical education.

Cambodia: Controversial Angkor Wat lighting project

To promote "night lighting" tours and to reverse the 20 per cent drop in visitors, the Cambodian government has installed artificial lighting in the 11th century-old Angkor Wat Temple. This...

Taiwan: Japan meeting highlights China threat

An exchange between Hsiao Bi-Khim (蕭美琴),the DPP's director of international affairs, and Wu Shumin (武樹民), the Chinese Consulate-General in Fukuoka, at a meeting in Fukuoka, Japan highlighted the tensions that...

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