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[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • Bag News Notes comments on some recently-published photos of the family of Bashar Assad–father, mother, children–and how they seem particularly staged.
  • The Burgh Diaspora links to an article describing how migration to the United States from one Mexican village helped, via remittances, to lift it to middle4 classes.
  • The Discoblog summarizes a recent paper taking a look at conflicts of pattern in Wikipedia article edit wars, noting–among other things–that certain specific patterns of editing indicate that a conflict will go on for some while.
  • Eastern Approaches writes about the Bosnian city of Tuzla, home to–among other things–salt lakes. They’re popular with tourists, see.
  • Geocurrents links to a news item highlighting the latest efforts–so far mostly rhetorically–to start up economic cooperation between China and countries of the Portuguese-speaking world.
  • GNXP’s Razib Khan highlights the ongoing controversy over the division of the indigenous languages of the Western Hemisphere into three groups, a conflict centering on the question of whether or not the Amerind group actually exists.
  • Registan highlighted Tajikistan’s position of being able to cultivate multiple partners, trading basing rights for money, Russia and India standing out.
  • Zero Geography maps the relative prominence of articles on different countries in the Hebrew, Arabic, and Persian Wikipedias.

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