Stories International Relations from February, 2008

Iraq: They are All the Same But ..

"Be it Obama, McCain, or Clinton, they are ALL the same for me. Be it a black man, a white woman, or a yellow transvestite, I don’t care. I honestly don’t cuz at the end of the day, none of them can fix what's broken," says Iraqi blogger Neurotic Iraqi Wife. Fellow blogger Raed Jarrar sees a silver lining and says a third party might generate some hope for a political revolution in the US. Read the rest of this post to see what Iraqis and Arabs are saying about the elections.

Obama: No Excitement in Kenya

There is no doubt that Barrack Obama's candidacy in the race to the White House has raised Kenya's profile. Every time he is in the news, it is mentioned that his father was Kenyan. It would be expected therefore that his candidacy would thrust Kenya into a frenzy. But Kenya has its own problems with the post election violence and lethargy by leaders to compromise their political hardlines for the sake of peace.

After Fidel, Cuban bloggers discuss US candidates

In the last few days, mostly due to Fidel Castro's announcement to step down from power, US presidential candidates have been commenting on the situation in Cuba and discussing their planned policies with Cuba. Elia varela Serra reviews Cuban blogs to bring us the latest developments.

Is Africa still Obama country?

Since my last post, candidate Barack Obama has won two states – a caucus in Hawaii and a primary in Wisconsin – and seemingly appears the candidate to beat for the Democratic nomination. Some African bloggers are not discounting the chances of Democrat Hillary Clinton from catching Obama, but others are beginning to discuss the possibility of November showdown of Obama versus McCain.

Indonesians for Obama

Indonesian bloggers are rallying behind US Presidential hopeful Barak Obama in a unique way - through a Facebook group called Indonesia for Obama '08. Although they naturally cannot vote, they are nevertheless making their voices heard.

Jews for Obama

Sounds like a new chapter of Jews for Jesus…. BUT it’s not! Read the following to see this surprising development…. Think Clinton won the Jewish vote in California? Think again...

Arabisto.com: “The Arab-American Street”

Arabisto.com is a site that aims to share news and commentary on the Middle East with mainstream news readers. The site also features the opinions of a diverse group of...

Japanese Bloggers on Super Tuesday

While Super Tuesday has come and gone in the U.S., conversations carry on in its wake among bloggers in the booming Japanese blogosphere. What do bloggers in the world's second largest economy think of the presidential elections of their major trading partner? In this post: Japanese views on Clinton, Obama, Edwards, McCain and Ron Paul.

World's Eyes on Obama

As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors joined hands to bring us the reactions of bloggers from Japan, Haiti, Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, India, Ukraine, Singapore and Chile in this article.

Israel: President Bush Visits Israel

When American President George W. Bush arrived in Israel in January, English speaking Israeli bloggers had primarily two concerns: Complaints about the short-term discomfort that high security would cause Jerusalemites in their daily routines, and concern about rockets launched from Lebanon and ongoing attacks from Gaza hailing Bush's visit.