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Georgia's Breakaway Province Picks New President

AP | Posted 01.13.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Voters in Georgia's breakaway republic of South Ossetia were choosing a new president on Sunday for the first time since Georgia and Ru...

What If Sarah Palin Was Elected America's 45th President?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

Rather than seek to belittle Sarah Palin, those who recognize the acute dangers of Palin should find ways to clearly articulate themselves so that the electorate will be informed -- before it is too late.

The Blackmail of America: How the U.S. Is Still on the Wrong Side in Serbia

Julia Gorin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julia Gorin

As our troops do or die, they would do well to wonder why. They should understand what is being enforced by their hand in the ongoing strife in Serbia.

Russia, Georgia Engage In War Of Words Ahead Of Anniversary

Global Post | Miriam Elder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia and Georgia have relaunched a war of words as the first anniversary of their lightning conflict over the breakaway republic of Sout...

Russia/Georgia: Cluster Bombs' Harm Shows Need to Join Ban

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Geneva) -- The loss of lives and livelihoods from cluster munitions used by Russia and Georgia during the August 2008 armed conflict reinforces the i...

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.

South Ossetia: It's the Oil, Stupid

Michael T. Klare | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

Moscow mainly relies on Russia's own energy resources for financial wealth and political advantage, but it also seeks to dominate the delivery of oil and gas from the Caspian states to the West.

Enemies on the Ground, Lovers on the Court

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Olien

You'd think that when Georgia's beach volleyball team took on Russia's yesterday there would've been some seriously angry and vengeful spiking. You'd think so, but you'd be wrong.

The Politics of War: Treating Russia Like China, and McCain's Petulance

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

The Russian government desperately wants the West to treat it as an important and respected great power. We can and should withhold that treatment. No diplomatic business as usual.

Why Russia Invaded Georgia: Payback Time From the Orthodox World to the West

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

American evangelicals invaded Russia with missionaries, said the Orthodox aren't "real Christians," and attacked their friends. Now we expect Russia to be logical about these matters and do what is good for business.

Putin Assails US Over Conflict With Georgia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES ON THE GEORGIA-RUSSIA FIGHTING*** The United States is campaigning to get Russia to halt its retaliation and American offi...

Russia opens new front, drives deeper into Georgia

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and DAVID NOWAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ZUGDIDI, Georgia — Russian tanks roared deep into Georgia on Monday, launching a new western front in the conflict, and Russian planes staged ai...

Putin Ignores World Leaders' Call To Stop Fighting In Georgia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES ON THE GEORGIA-RUSSIA FIGHTING*** President Bush and other Western leaders have sharply criticized Russia's military respo...

Putin Tells Bush, World Leaders To Back Off

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Bush and other Western leaders have sharply criticized Russia's military response as disproportionate and say Russia appears to want the Geo...

Brzezinski: Russia's Invasion of Georgia Is Reminiscent of Stalin's Attack on Finland

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

Sunday I talked with Zbigniew Brzezinski, the elder statesman and national security advisor to Jimmy Carter, about the Russian invasion of Georgia. He long tangled with Soviet power. Now he takes on Putin.

Russia Expands Bombing Blitz Against Georgia

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TBILISI, Georgia — Russia battled Georgian forces on land and sea, reports said late Sunday, despite a Georgian cease-fire offer and its claim t...