Russia’s refusal to buckle under U.S. pressure over its military clash with Georgia is a message to Washington about the Bush administration's declining ability to dictate political settlements around the world.
After seven-plus years of George W. Bush’s swaggering foreign policy, the United States finds itself widely unpopular around the world and lacking the military and economic might to back up its threats.
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Eric Margolis, a contributing editor for The American Conservative, examines how Russia checkmated the United States in the dispute over Georgia’s breakaway provinces, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
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