June 01, 2005

In-House News

I'm finally getting around to updating the blog-roll to add assorted country-specific and regional blogs. So...if odd things appear afoot to the right tonight, please accept my apologies in advance!

UPDATE: As I'm beginning to dig into this, it appears that the set-up I would most like to pursue is a regional category (ie, Asia) followed by country-specific categories below that (China, Japan, South Korea etc). I've got a decent amount of country-specific blogs to kick this off, but appear light in the regional category. Please give me ideas for Asia, Europe, CIS/FSU, Middle East, etc. if you have a moment.

MORE: OK, we're not even close to done, but we've at least got a decent skeleton in the works. I think people will have a better sense of what I'm trying to do now. Whole regions aren't up yet (South America, for instance), some regions are up (Central and Eastern Europe) but have no blogs listed yet, most other regions and countries are real thin right now. Some countries (Lebanon) have a lot listed because some commenters had happened to help me with suggestions in comments at this previous post here. I might end up striking some of these later but am putting them up for now. As for other specific countries, very important ones are missing still (this is just a start). We'll be adding Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, India, Brazil, and many more. It's just that this blog-roll updating is very time-consuming and quite tedious. It's hard to add, say, 100 in a night. We'll keep plugging away in the coming days and weeks. And now that you've got a better idea of what I'm up to, feel free to keep the suggestions coming.

Posted by Gregory at June 1, 2005 03:39 AM | TrackBack (2)
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http://varnam.org/blog
http://opinion.paifamily.com
http://www.yazadjal.com/
http://www.sepiamutiny.com/sepia/
http://www.sandeepweb.com/
http://secular-right.blogspot.com/

Posted by: jk at June 1, 2005 05:51 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Hopefully, you don't forget us over at Outside the Beltway!

Posted by: Robert Tagorda at June 1, 2005 06:12 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Thank you for listing me under China. I also attempt to aggregate the best of SE and East Asian blogs each day in my Daily Linklets. Otherwise there's no-one really aggregating pan-Asian links...it's too diverse an area.

Hope that helps.

Posted by: Simon at June 1, 2005 07:08 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Would you consider adding me in the France category? I thought I posted this earlier but maybe I didn't

Posted by: Francis at June 1, 2005 11:04 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Poland and Eastern Europe are covered at http://www.europereview.blogspot.com

Posted by: Mr. G at June 1, 2005 11:39 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

http://www.untimely-thoughts.com/ is a good one for Russia; it's by UPI journo Peter Lavelle.

On Iran, I recommend Iran scan, which should also give you links to other Iranian bloggers like Mr. Behi:
http://iranscan.net/page/Iran/

The Brooding Persian writes fantastic prose and often has very interesting insights into the Reaganites from an Iranian perspective:
http://broodingpersian.blogspot.com/

Also, no Jamestown Foundation?
http://www.jamestown.org

On Japan, there's Mutant Frog:
http://www.mutantfrog.com/

The Egyptian Blog Ring is here:
http://www.egybloggers.com/

The Kuwaiti Blog Ring is here:
http://www.kuwaitblogs.com/

The big Iranian Blogs are linked here:
http://blogsbyiranians.com/

Iraq Blog Count will get you all of the Iraqi bloggers:
http://iraqblogcount.blogspot.com/

Perhaps the most erudite and articulate Iraqi blogger is Abu Khaleel, who has two sites that he updates:
http://glimpseofiraq.blogspot.com/
http://iraquna.blogspot.com/

He also filled an entire blog with a list of mistakes made by the US, which makes for interesting reading:
http://usmistakes.blogspot.com/

Posted by: praktike at June 2, 2005 06:26 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

Are there truly no interesting commentators on any part of Latin America?

Posted by: Jamesaust at June 4, 2005 04:13 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

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Publius is a good one for the France section. Emmanuel, of Ceteris Paribus, has been posting most of his best stuff there lately.
http://publiusleuropeen.typepad.com/publius/

Concerning scamming, which you mentioned previously, there is a newish feature
where if links are included in comments, you can get them generated with the NOFOLLOW option (in the <A>HREF=...</A> construct). Then they will not count in Google's page rankings. This is supposed to deter scamming. One for your techie.

I must admit, though, that this is one of the reasons I post here - that
and the intelligence of your posts and the quality of the commenters. There. I've confessed now. Maybe now you will include me in your sidebar, under Western Europe or the UK.

Posted by: DavidP at June 17, 2005 12:58 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink
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