Monthly Archives: September 2008

September Swan Songs

The month of September has been rich in public speeches of politicians whose tenures in office are in their twilight.  Not all of these swan songs turned out to be as beautiful as the one attributed to the legendary Mute Swan.    Last week, Secretary of State, Condoleezza … Continue reading

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The End Of Geography: Russia Is Looking For A Place In Multipolar World

I'm not sure whether the current inhabitants of the Kremlin have time to read books and, if they do, whether they've had a chance to read Fareed Zakharia's latest, "The Post-American World."  But I suspect that they're aware of the term … Continue reading

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War Chronicles

As a regular reader of the Washington Post, I'm used to the paper's hostile attitude towards Russia.  The Post's biased coverage of the recent conflict in the Caucasus thus hasn't come as a surprise. What was somewhat surprising, though, was the level of … Continue reading

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War Chronicles

As a regular reader of the Washington Post, I'm used to the paper's hostile attitude towards Russia.  The Post's biased coverage of the recent conflict in the Caucasus thus hasn't come as a surprise. What was somewhat surprising, though, was the level of … Continue reading

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