From Russia With Love – The Testing Continues
There’s a Reuters story that popped up this morning that’s rather alarming. Georgia is appealing for help in discouraging Russia from what appears to be a military build-up in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. As I’ve opined before, the Russians are in a big hurry for their own reasons, and they long ago figured out that President Obama is a weak leader who can be rolled.
Russian Army – Little Food, No Hygiene, But Was Already In South Ossetia In June
Over at The Moscow Times, Yulia Latynina still seems to be able to write Kremlin-critical columns. Her latest is a rather snarky piece about the poor state of the Russian army – in particular, the poor care that is received by the troops. But there are a couple of notable news items that pop out of that column….
What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Hmm. This popped up on a “name brand” financial site a little while ago: What’s wrong with this picture? (First correct answer in comments wins a prize.) (BTW, can’t guarantee that this will be there like this for very long….)
South Ossetia – Some Semi-Invited Thoughts
One of our Directors pinged me on Friday about penning some thoughts on the South Ossetia situation – due to my considerable (and ongoing) eastern European business experience, including one visit (two years ago) to the Caucasus region. I can’t claim any insider knowledge, but having seen quite a bit, I’ll just note that contrary to Francis Fukuyama’s expectations, history is once again asserting itself. | Read More »