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Day 3 Evening Update

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On August 11, 2008
A brief round-up; I’ll have more tomorrow on Russia-NATO and Russia-US relations specifically. At this point the situation in Georgia doesn’t seem to have changed radically from what it was this afternoon. Galrahn has an update on the situation in the Black Sea. Charli Carpenter talks about the casualty count. Charlie Whitaker makes an extremely […]

Prescient?

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On August 10, 2008

McCain supporters are obviously going to try and run a good distance with the argument that he was somehow “prescient” on the question of Russian power. I’m not quite sure how to put

Georgia Cries Uncle?

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On August 10, 2008

This looks like a surrender to me: Georgia’s Foreign Ministry said its soldiers were observing a cease-fire on orders of the president and declared the move in a note handed over to Russia’

An American in Russian Custody?

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On August 10, 2008
I am told by a source that Izvestiya is claiming that an American working with Georgian forces has been captured by the Russians. Here’s the link; as I don’t read Russian, I can’t confirm anything. Hat tip to CT. …here’s the translation: A group of Georgian explosives experts were captured in South Ossetia, among them […]

Morning War Update

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On August 10, 2008

The plot to distract the world from the glory of the 2008 Olympic Games continues to unfold: Russia has not accepted Georgia’s cease fire offer. Georgia claims to have fully withdrawn from South

Evening Update

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On August 9, 2008

Bringing you the news the other blogs won’t [okay; some of them will]… Here are some questions, and some attempts at answers. What are the latest developments? The fighting continues, incl

Russia-Georgia Afternoon Update

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On August 9, 2008
Last post was getting a little clogged… The NYT is reporting a bunch of interesting stuff, not least this: The de facto government of pro-Russian Abkhazia asked United Nations peacekeepers to depart from their posts in the Kodori Gorge, a small mountainous area that Georgia had reclaimed by force in 2006. The peacekeepers withdrew, and […]

The War for South Ossetia

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On August 9, 2008

Further thoughts on the developing crisis… Whose Fault?In an earlier post I suggested that the question of moral righteousness in this war is muddled; both Georgia and Russia have plausible just

Is John Edwards a Russian Stooge?

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On August 8, 2008
How better to explain that the war between Georgia and Russia is no longer the number one story on CNN or Memeorandum or ABC or CBS? To their extraordinary credit, the New York Times, NBC, and Fox News (!??!) are still fronting the Confrontation in the Caucasus.
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