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More Blather About Georgia

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On August 11, 2008

For alcoholics, angry loners, and the unemployable who happen to have 50 minutes to kill…. Heilbrunn is a little bit more Realist than myself, but I think that we have pretty similar instincts r

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 wa

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 this, but McCain’s apparent inability to view Russian foreign policy as anything other than retooled Soviet ambition strikes me as unhelpfully alarmist. […]

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’

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 Georgia claims to have fully withdrawn from South Ossetia. It’s unclear whether the Georgians mean the part of South Ossetia that was controlled by Russia/South Ossetian separatists prior to the […]

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

Morning Russia-Georgia Roundup

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On August 9, 2008
Your morning Confrontation in the Caucasus (somebody tell me if CNN picks up that catchy alliteration, so I can sue) update: Georgia claims to have shot down ten Russian aircraft; the Russians say they’ve lost two. Significant Russian air attacks over Georgia, which makes me suspect that the losses are from SAMs. Russian paratroopers are […]

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

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