Friday, August 15, 2008

Georgia, Russia, and the World

Time magazine published an interesting article on the situation in Georgia, and how it reflects on the strength of Russia and the weakness of NATO. The author says that Russia may have won a great victory by freezing NATO membership, as the Europeans are unlikely to want to expand in the face of the newly resurgent Russian empire.

In the meantime, Russia is rattling its saber at Poland. One has to question whether this missile defense system is worth the increased tension in the area. It had better be one heck of a system.

Finally, here's a take on the Bush administration's efforts in Georgia and their likely outcome.