Trevino on America’s Stake in the Caucasus.
This piece originally ran at joshuatrevino.com.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
For Those Who Think We Don’t Have Vital Interests At Stake In The Russia-Georgia War . . .
Read this:The war in Georgia escalated dangerously last night after Russian jets reportedly bombed a vital pipeline that supplies oil to the West.After a day of heightening international tensions, Georgian
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
Marching Through Georgia
Russia certainly demonstrated its capacity for good timing when it decided to make war against Georgia on the same day that the Olympics began in Beijing. I don’t know specifics
No heroes or clean hands in S. Ossetia
(I would have edited the wording of some sentences that were more pertinent to Lesterblog but every such sentence included an important link, so I decided RS readers don’t need
The current Georgia-Russia conflict highlights one of the most pressing foreign policy issues facing the next president: Rising authoritarian tendencies of Mother Russia and its impact on former Soviet nations.
MI Morning Update
87 Days until Election DayAugust 9, 2008MORNING UPDATE:RUSSIA INVADES GEORGIA…this is unacceptable and the civilized world and the United States should condemn this action and take steps to end this
Military importance of South Ossetia
Why is Russia so interested in “defending” a micro-nation of 70,000 people (South Ossetia) that it is willing to risk international conflict? Let’s have a look at the map:View Larger
McCain’s Statement on Georgia.
STATEMENT BY JOHN MCCAIN ON RUSSIA’S AGGRESSION IN GEORGIAFor Immediate ReleaseContact: Press OfficeFriday, August 8, 2008703-650-5550ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain issued the following statement regarding the current conflict
Meanwhile, In The Caucusus…
The ceasefire between Georgia and its breakaway province seems to have ended.One rather disturbing quote from the article: Interfax quoted the president of North Ossetia, a Russian area bordering South
It is rare that one gets a chance to realize the historic nature of a series of events while they are still ongoing – to watch history unfold before your
In Georgia, Mitch Seabaugh Challenges Eric Johnson
The Savannah Paper has a story on the challenge to Senator Johnson.A state senator from Sharpsburg wants Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson’s job, but Johnson isn’t saying whether he
Sonny Perdue Did Not Endorse Nancy Schaefer
Nancy Schaefer in Georgia Senate District 50 sent out a mail piece claiming Governor Sonny Perdue endorsed her.Sonny told Martha Zoller this morning he did not endorse Senator Schaefer.From a
Is Broun Out of Money?
Roll Call is reporting:Having nearly expended his annual office budget by midyear, sources said on Tuesday that Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) may be forced to seek assistance to manage the
Rick Goddard for GA-08
More like this, please. — Erick The president stopped by yesterday afternoon to throw his weight behind the GOP’s effort to unseat Congressman Jim Marshall in the 8th Congressional District.