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Two More Journalists Attacked In Caucasus

New York Times | Ellen Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MOSCOW -- A television reporter was mortally wounded and a newspaper editor was severely beaten Tuesday in Russia's north Caucasus region, bringing to...

U.S. and Russia Lock Horns

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

"Old Europe" is trying to avoid a clash with Moscow, while "new Europe" - Georgia, Poland, the Czechs, and Balts - frightened of Russia's growing power, urges the US to confront Russia.

The Politics of War: McCain's Reaction to the Crisis in the Caucasus

James P. Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Rubin

In international affairs, there is a time and a place when war is justified and necessary. It's just that Georgia is not the place and now is not the time for a war against Russia.

Putin Checkmates Bush in Eurasia

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

The west must accept Russia has vital national interests in the Caucasus and the former USSR. Russia is a great power and must be afforded respect. The days of treating it like a banana republic are over.

Rumors Of The Next Cold War

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

No matter how subtly the conquest happens, Russian control of Georgia would amount to an historic shift in the balance of power -- especially as long as the world economy is fueled by oil.