The EU will have to justify its own claims that bipolar ?spheres of influence? in Europe are consigned to history by taking affirmative action in the Black Sea and Caucasus region
Moscow’s decision to recognize Georgia’s breakaway regions is a profound challenge to Europe’s security architecture
Russia’s behavior over Georgia has made NATO’s revitalization more not less likely
A daily blog following key political stories in China during the Beijing Olympics
Russia’s flawed understanding of 21st-century international politics means that its military success in the war with Georgia could be followed by its strategic defeat
The EU’s frenetic diplomacy around the conflict is in stark contrast with its reluctance to engage just a few months ago
French combat deaths underscore the challenge in Afghanistan and the need for a new politically-accented and regionally-focused strategy
An article on the European reactions to the Georgian conflict, published in Liberation
The hostilities in Georgia are more than a war in Europe’s backyard. It is a war in Europe itself, with dire consequences.
The collapse of the WTO Doha round highlights the need for a new and improved global governance structure. An article in Italian from Il Sole 24 Ore.