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Saakashvili: Putin Still Determined To Kill Me

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Georgia's pro-Western President said yesterday that Vladimir Putin remained determined to kill him as part of ambitions to restore Russia's former Sov...

Georgian Protesters, Journalists Allegedly Beaten By Police

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TBILISI, Georgia — Georgian police clashed with opposition activists in the capital Monday, arresting dozens and beating demonstrators, along wi...

50,000 Georgia Protesters Call For President Saakashvili Resignation

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 50,000 Georgian opposition supporters packed the national sports stadium for an antigovernment rally in the capital, Tbilisi, on Tuesday, re...

Suspected Georgian Mutineer Killed By Police

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Georgian police shot three former military commanders suspected of planning a brief mutiny earlier this month, killing one, the authorities announ...

Saakashvili Meets With Georgian Opposition, Refuses To Resign

AP | CATRINA STEWART and MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TBILISI, Georgia — Georgia's opposition vowed Monday to take protests nationwide after refusing a power-sharing offer from the president, who th...

Saakashvili Link To American Masseuse 'Dr. Dot' Used By Youth Opposition

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If Georgia's opposition succeeds in driving President Mikheil Saakashvili from office, they will have a buxom, effusive, celebrity masseuse partly ...

Georgia Protests: HuffPost Blogger Feet On The Ground

Huffington Post Contributors | Jirair Ratevosian & Amy Hagopian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Jirair Ratevosian and Amy Hagopian Tbilisi, Georgia -- We arrived in Tbilisi late at night April 21 and encountered a 24-hour occupation outside t...

Georgia Continues To Lose Stability

GlobalPost | David L. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TBILISI, Georgia -- For the thousands who have gathered in front of parliament in the center of this Caucasus capital, Mikheil Saakashvili is a lead...

Georgians Threaten Saakashvili With Mass Civil Disobedience

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Demonstrators in Georgia called for widespread civil disobedience on Friday after President Mikheil Saakashvili defied mass street protests and reject...

Georgian Protestors March On Tblisii, Demand Saakashvili Step Down

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the Georgian capital Tbilisi today for the start of mass demonstrations to oust Mikheil Saskashvili, the coun...

Georgia and the Push for Cold War

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Outside of the U.S., the utterances of Bush and McCain on Georgia are greeted with laughter, for they betoken a hypocrisy so ingrained it suggests insanity. The U.S. looks in the mirror and what do we see? 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.

Crisis in Georgia Beginning to Turn Into a Big Political Liability for McCain

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

McCain's strident statements following Russia's military actions only place into relief the reality that he has continuously supported Bush policies that make us weaker -- in spite of his tough talk.

Mixed Signals

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

While Washington always seems to know how to deal with Moscow in blunt, threatening language, it best beware that the times are a-changing. Nationalism and pride are on the march in Russia.

Georgia War a Neocon Election Ploy?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Is it possible that this time the October surprise was tried in August, and that the garbage issue of brave little Georgia struggling for its survival...

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.

Lessons of Ossetia

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Russia is a military power again proud of its independence from world opinion able to take decisive actions. The balance of power in the world has moved away from America which has no cards left to play.

How the Bush Administration Created the Disaster in Georgia

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

Jonathan Landay of McClatchy, which has been pound-for-pound the best news organization in the U.S. since 2001, has the gory details, and doesn't even front them.