Economist and author William F. Engdahl says the military maneuvers inside Georgia underscore continued tensions between Russia and the NATO, which has expanded eastward to Russia’s borders since the end of the Cold War.
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Engdahl notes that Russia finds the NATO exercises provocative because it was Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who touched off last August’s conflict by launching an offensive in the breakaway province of South Ossetia – on Russia’s border – while he was in the process of applying for NATO membership.
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