tisdag 12 augusti 2008

War in Georgia

Having a war in Georgia while the Olympic Games is distracting everyone looks like a clever strategy on the part of the Russians.

The break up of the Soviet empire has left Russians stranded in independent countries all round Russia's borders. This was always going to be a potentially dangerous situation. Closer to home are Estonia and Latvia, which cut Russia off from its enclave in the former East Prussia.

What are these countries to do? Would the US or the EU come to the rescue if Russia invaded?

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