Dr. Nexon’s latest post on the Georgia conflict is so excellent, that it defies description. I’ll just post this “update” he later added to the bottom of it, to show the sort of insightful, behind-the-news thinking that he applies to the Georgia situation
The Duck of Minerva
One more thought: I can’t help wondering if one of the ironies of the Russians having effectively kicked out American oil companies is that the United States, unlike Germany, has no large domestic commercial lobby in favor of good relations with Russia. Contrast with a far more authoritarian country: the People’s Republic of China.
Read the whole thing.