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· August, 2008

Stories about War & Conflict from August, 2008

Georgia: Unfrozen Conflicts

Marilisa Lorusso's Blog comments on the conflict between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia and says that the military solution has brought the world closer to a new Cold War....

Georgia: Security in the Caucasus

Security in the Caucasus, a new blog established by a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics currently undertaking field work in the region, says that the recent conflict...

Russia, Georgia, U.S.: Michael Lee White's Passport

LJ user olegpanfilov2 links (RUS) to a newspaper story (ENG) on Michael Lee White, a China-based U.S. citizen whose passport was allegedly stolen “during a flight from Moscow to New...

Northern Cyprus: Similarities with Georgia?

While discussing the plight of unrecognized states, blog Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus states that “If Russia does decide to recognize Georgia’s two separatist regions, they’d be in a diplomatic...

Georgia: Behind The Poti Lines

Behind the Poti Lines, a blog by Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, reports on the recent visit by the Georgian president to the Russian-occupied port. The blog also notes...

Georgia: Photographs of Tskhinvali and Gori

Regional Reporters [RU] posts photographs from Tskhinvali, capital of the breakaway region of South Ossetia, and Gori, the strategic town until recently under Russian occupation, in the aftermath of the...

Russia: Putin on CNN

A discussion of PM Vladimir Putin's CNN interview – at Sean's Russia Blog.

Russia, Georgia: The Balkan Context

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about the Russian-Georgian conflict in the context of the earlier events in the Balkans.

Georgia: Armenian Opposition Leader Claims Genocide

Archuk's blog criticizes the first president of the Republic of Armenia and radical opposition leader, Levon Ter-Petrossian, for claiming that the Russian invasion of Georgia was justifiable in order to...

Afghanistan: More on Civilian Deaths in Shindand

Joshua Foust reports on the UN investigation that has released its findings about the bombing incident in Shindand, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: The Prison Break at Kandahar

Joshua Foust reviews the media coverage regarding June’s massive prison break in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and how it is effecting attitudes toward the government.

Iraq: “Egyptians Recruited to Iraq”

“According to Egyptian website Al-Mesryoon, last two months there was a campaign in America to recruit Egyptians as interpreters in the American forces and to be sent to Iraq. The...

Iraq: Selling Fuel in Baghdad

“The gas and the fuel for cars has always been a problem for Iraqis inside Iraq, the irony that Iraq has one of the worlds largest reservoirs of oil is...

Georgia, Russia, Serbia: The Use (or Abuse) of Some Historical Facts?

Serbian bloggers follow closely the situation in the Caucasus region. Many of them compared and analyzed the Kosovo issue and the newest opportunities in South Ossetia. Some of them were...

Western Sahara: Goodbye Peter Van Walsum

Western Sahara Info reports that the mandate of Peter Van Walsum, personal envoy of the UN secretary-general for Western Sahara, has not been renewed.

Georgia: Blogging the War

The conflict between Georgia and Russia over the breakway territory of South Ossetia was accompanied by cyber-attacks on several Georgian government and independent media sites. But rather than prevent journalists...

South Ossetia, Russia: Photos From Tskhinvali and Vladikavkaz

Photo reports (RUS) by LJ user photomans: from Tskhinvali – here; from a refugee camp in Vladikavkaz – here.

Russia: Anti-War Music

LJ user marchenk posts a collection of links (RUS) to videos of various anti-war songs in Russian, French, English, Italian, German, Hebrew, Serbian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic and other languages.

South Ossetia: Photos From Tskhinvali

Photos from Tskhinvali – by LJ user grend (RUS).

Georgia: Recklessness & Recognition

Although noting that Russia oversteppend the mark by invading Georgia, Registan says that Moscow's gambit in the South Caucasus paid off. However, the blog notes, it required a temperamental, reckless...

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