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The United States pushed NATO further eastward toward the borders of Russia while pouring money and armaments into Georgia, paving the way to the August war.
It used to be that prospective politicians chose law school as the first step in their career path. Future politicians may skip law school altogether and try out for the Saturday Night Live team instead.
The saga of how London's new mayor nixed his city's bizarre "oil for brooms" arrangement with Venezuela.
Columnist Conn Hallinan warns that conflicts in Iran and Georgia might soon be eclipsed by simmering tension elsewhere.
Russia didn't have to look back to ancient times to learn how to invade another country.
A sheep farm in the middle of a city? Only in Rome...
It's time for the UN to step up to the plate and help resolve the conflict.
The United States must start treating Russia as it is, rather than as the United States would like it to be.
The United States did not simply watch from the sidelines during the war between Russia and Georgia.
Columnist Michael Klare explains that the war between Russia and Georgia centers around a critical oil pipeline that runs through South Ossetia and that Russia doesn't control.