Friday, August 21, 2009

ARTICLE: Russia and Georgia and the Caucasian Calculus (

Politics / GeoPolitics Aug 19, 2009 - 01:15 AM

Eric Walberg writes: Georgia is to Russia as Colombia is to Venezuela, and Kaidanow spells troubleWar clouds refuse to disperse a year after Georgia waged war against Russia. On the anniversary of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's ill-fated invasion of South Ossetia 8 August, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev warned: "Georgia does not stop threatening to restore its 'territorial integrity' by force. Armed forces are concentrated at the borders near Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and provocations are committed," including renewed Georgian shelling of the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali.

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