Russians Do Not Have Georgia On Their Minds

    Yesterday I was listening to an interview on CNN Late Edition between Wolf Blitzer and the President of Georgia. The full transcript of this interview is here. One thing that made my jaw drop was a response by the President to a question Wolf asked about Americans in Georgia. Well, one has to say that America is very highly regarded in Georgia. By the way, | Read More »

    Trevino on America’s Stake in the Caucasus.

    This piece originally ran at America’s stake in the Caucasus war just went up. In the past 24 hours, the Russians launched offensive operations beyond the secessionist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, marking a dramatic expansion in their war aims — well beyond the putative casus bellum of protecting Russian citizens. (It should be recalled that these “citizens” are Abkhaz and Ossetian locals | Read More »

    The Myth Of American Declinism

    Taken on anew by John Bolton. A very good read. It’s reassuring to see that there is pushback against the notion that the decline of American power is just around the corner. As I have argued in the past, we have seen a version of this argument pop up over and over in our recent history . . . and each time, it turns out | Read More »

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