Archivo de la categoría: Blogs reseñables

marzo 31

Skopje: A Brutal, Modern, Cosmic, Era

Un post de la página de Nate Robert, @yomadic en Twitter, con unas desoladas pero excelentes fotografías de arquitectura brutalista en Skopje, Macedonia. La ciudad creció mucho durante el periodo de la RSF de Yugoslavia, de ahí que exista todavía hoy una cierta abundancia de este tipo de edificios, sobre todo administrativos y educativos. Ni […]

septiembre 29

“Bai jiu”, el orujo de China

“Bai jiu”, el orujo de China Pablo M. Díez, Tras un biombo chino [blog] ABC, 28 de septiermbre, 2013 Puede que el té sea la bebida más popular entre los chinos, que lo consumen constantemente y hasta lo llevan a todos sitios en sus pequeños termos individuales. Pero, a la hora de brindar, se olvidan de […]

septiembre 24

Revoluciones de diseño

Hoy toca, todos de naranja: La Revolución Naranja en Ucrania, 2005.  Si usted recurre a la movilización social tirando de imagen de marca, a base de logo, camisetas de colores, coreografías,  y contenidos ideológicos no sociales, como si estuviera lanzando un producto comercial, sepa que pueden acusarle de estar inspirado u organizado por algunos de […]

De la “trigger massacre” al gatillazo (1)

Soldado iraní con máscara antigás, durante la guerra contra Irak. En esta contienda se hizo una utilización habitual de gas mostaza y gas nervioso, produciendo numerosas bajas, especialmente entre las fuerzas iraníes. Sin embargo, el recurso a esas armas sólo generó el 2-3% de las bajas en la contienda De la “trigger massacre” al gatillazo […]

Panarin’s Map

(Laris Karklis/Washington Post) Source: WorldViews, By Max Fisher and the Washington Post Foreign Staff Professor Igor Panarin became a minor celebrity in Russia when he first unveiled his grim prediction for the future of the United States, which was widely covered by Russian state media and treated as credible. Panarin said the United States would break apart […]

Turquía niega apoyo al Frente al Nusra

Milicianos de al Nusra Turquía niega estar dando apoyo a la milicia extremista Frente al Nusra en sus enfrentamientos con grupos kurdos Europa Press, 1 de agosto, 2013 El Gobierno de Turquía ha negado este miércoles estar entregando apoyo a la milicia extremista siria Frente al Nusra, vinculada a la organización terrorista Al Qaeda, en […]

Georgian Banking Sector Development: Is There Room for Growth?

The Bank of Georgia (right, 1975), and the proposed Tbilisi Business Centre by Robin Monotti Architects. Photo: Phaidon Georgian Banking Sector Development: Is There Room for Growth? Maya Grigolia and Yaroslava Babych, ISET Economist, 28 Jun 2013 The Georgian economy faces many challenges, not least of which are access to finance and the extremely high cost of […]

Sube la tensión en la frontera con Transnistria

Parada militar en el Día de la Independencia de la República Transnistreana de Moldavia, Plaza Suvorov, Tiraspol, 2 de septiembre de 2012. Foto de Tomasz Grzyb. Para leer más: “Confrontation Between Transnistria and Moldova Deepening”, “En 1992, Estados Unidos trató de aplastar militarmente la Transnistria” y “Transnistria, un país desconocido” Sube la tensión en la frontera […]

TAP Wins on Nabucco: A Total Defeat for the EU

TAP Wins on Nabucco: A Total Defeat for the EU Matteo Cazzulani, EastBook, 5.07.2013 The choice of Trans Adriatic Pipeline as the unique pipeline to pump Azerbaijani gas to Europe is economically convenient to reach Northern European energy markets. However, the exclusion of Nabucco is a total defeat of the EU projects to diversify gas […]

Romania warns of independent energy policy after Nabucco failure

Natural gas and oil deposits  found in the Black Sea. Honorary Consulate of Romania, Boston Romania warns of independent energy policy after Nabucco failure By Daniel Stroe, Bucharest, Independent Balkan News Agency, 28.06.2013 The Romanian President Traian Basescu today pointed out he had informed the European Council that Romania will redefine its energy policy based […]

Czech Republic: Zeman tears up the script

Prime Minister of the “fired” Czech government: Petr Nečas. Photo: Enzmannova Archa Czech Republic: Zeman tears up the script Dr. Sean’ s Diary, 1 July, 2013 The collapse of the centre-right government of Czech prime minister Petr Nečas earlier this month came as little surprise. His coalition had struggled on for more than a year without […]

Live Blog of Albanian Election

Albania’s Prime Minister and leader of the Democratic Party Sali Berisha delivers a speech during a pre-election rally in the centre of Tirana, June 21, 2013. REUTERS/Arben Celi Live Blog of Albanian Election How The World Votes, June 24, 2013 Polls have closed in Albania, and the election has already been marred by violence. A supporter […]

El terror sectario resquebraja Irak

De hace cinco horas, cinco días, varias semanas: resulta ya irrelevante datar con precisión las fotografías del terror que asola Irak. Otrora uno de los países más prósperos del Próximo Oriente, se suma hoy a la apabullante lista de los países árabes despanzurrados por la inestabilidad política y la violencia provocados en un momento u […]

B61 nuclear bombs in Turkey

B61 nuclear bombs in storage Turkey’s Future (American) Nuclear Weapon Posted on November 22, 2012 by aaronstein1 If everything goes to plan, Turkey will receive the United States’ newest nuclear weapon in 2019. Turkey currently hosts between 60 and 70 B61 gravity bombs at Incirlik air force base. During the Cold War, Turkish aircraft were on full nuclear alert […]

Casta sin tributos

Caricatura: Verba Volant: “Armadores: patriotas de agua dulce flotando en un mar de dinero sucio” Casta sin tributos Los armadores griegos mantienen sus históricos privilegios y apenas pagan impuestos Andrés Mourenza (Atenas), El Periódico, 24 de marzo de 2013 «Los griegos somos los taxistas del mar, transportamos de todo, a cualquier parte y en cualquier […]

‘Afghan Masculinities’: The Construction of the Taliban as Sexually Deviant

‘Afghan Masculinities’: The Construction of the Taliban as Sexually Deviant The Disorder of Things, April 19, 2013 The paper I presented earlier this month at the International Studies Annual Conference held in San Francisco looks at how Afghan masculinities have been represented in and by Anglo-American media. The words ‘Afghan man’ conjure up a certain image, […]

From the Ruins of Empire

Book review: “From the Ruins of Empire. The intellectuals who remade Asia” by Pankaj Mishra By Oliver Stuenkel – Post Western World Japan’s military victory over Russia in 1905, the first time a non-Western army had beaten a traditional Western power, sent shock waves through the world and energized leading thinkers across Asia. Tagore, Sun […]

Artemy Kalinovsky’s new research on Tajikistan during the Cold War

Tajik Opera – Dushambe “Developed Socialism” in the Periphery: Artemy Kalinovsky’s new research on Tajikistan during the Cold War period The CESS Blog Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Assistant Professor of East European Studies at the University of Amsterdam and author of A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan, was kind enough to chat with me regarding his […]

NK News: Three experts explain why North Korea keeps ratcheting tensions

Three experts explain why North Korea keeps ratcheting tensions Experts look at causes and possible solutions to current tensions on the Korean Peninsula NK News.org, April 4, 2013 With a seemingly never-ending cycle of threats and counter-threats, North Korea has been in the news at an unusually high frequency in recent weeks. From the North […]

Buscar piso en Beijing

Presentamos el blog de Antonio Broto, periodista de la Agencia EFE con una veteranía de más de diez años en Beijing.  El autor “defiende una desdramatización de China, noticias diferentes y un conocimiento más profundo de este país a través de la experiencia cotidiana. Frente a “muchos periodistas que vienen aquí a cubrir la caída del régimen […]