Monday, August 11, 2008
The Perils of Superpowerdom
America wants to keep Russia isolated by supporting Ukrainian and Georgian autonomy. If Russian power can be hemmed in by converting former Soviet republics into client states of the U.S. under the aegis of NATO, Russia's ability to exert influence over Europe through manipulation of natural gas and oil supplies will be greatly diminished. Russia isn't going to just let that happen. Now there's war in Georgia. Read about it here. Keep your eye on the ball!