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Alaskan Sovereignty Issues: Wrangles Over Wrangel

By Martin W. Lewis | February 25, 2012 | 3 Comments

Sovereignty issues have recently been appearing in Alaskan newspapers. On February 22, the Alaska Dispatch noted that former U.S. senate candidate Joe Miller was lambasting Barak Obama for relinquishing control of several sizable “oil-rich” Alaskan islands, ostensibly because of the Obama administration’s hostility to the petroleum industry.

Growing Iranian-Azerbaijani Tensions and Baku’s Diplomatic Maneuvers

By Martin W. Lewis | February 23, 2012 |

Tensions between Azerbaijan and Iran have been intensifying in recent days. On February 23, hackers from groups called “Iranian Cyber Army” and “Cocaine Warriors from Persia” attacked several Azerbaijani website, including that of the national airline, AZAL.

The South China Sea or the West Philippine Sea?

By Martin W. Lewis | February 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

As the struggle for the Spratly Islands heats up, basic place names are coming into play. In the Philippines, news outlets and various official agencies now insist…

Scotland Vs. the Shetland and Orkney Islands

By Martin W. Lewis | | 8 Comments

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has gained enough power to have arranged for a vote on Scottish independence in 2014. But although the party has made major gains in recent years…

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