Over the past few years as Russia has clamped down on opposition and the media, I’ve kept a vain hope that it wasn’t necessairly a return to the days of the Soviet Union.
But their war against Georgia shows that the bad old days are back. Sure – not to the same extent. The old USSR will never return, but it seems obvious Russia desires control of territory outside its borders.
I don’t think anyone knows where this will end. Will they take over Georgia completely or just parts of it? Will the US or NATO station troops in Eastern Europe? What will happen if Georgia does join NATO?