Monthly Archives: August 2008

Asymmetric Response

Don't get me wrong: I'm not nostalgic for the Cold War.  Yet, would you agree that there was a certain beauty in the symmetry of the Cold War world? Two superpowers, locked in the MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) embrace, exchanged equally painful, … Continue reading

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The Point Of No Return

The political and military conflict in the Caucasus has reached an important milestone.  Today, Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev signed two decrees recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.    The significance of this event is yet to be fully understood.  … Continue reading

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August 2008

The month of August has been a bad month in recent Russian history, and August 2008, tragically enough, is not an exception.  Only now, we’re talking not about the default, a sunken submarine or a terrorist act.  We’re talking about … Continue reading

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