Why is Vladimir Putin so scared of Georgia?

‘It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” In recent days, this famous Churchillian pronouncement on Russia has echoed through many an analysis. In particular, Vladimir Putin – former Russian president, current Russian prime minister, the man still clearly in charge of the country – has been held up as a great puzzle. Continue reading “Why is Vladimir Putin so scared of Georgia?”

John McCain and Barack Obama have much in common in presidential race

And now, at last, we’ve got to the interesting part: the race between two candidates seemingly so different from one another that their opposing presidential campaigns can actually be described in large, sweeping metaphors. Continue reading “John McCain and Barack Obama have much in common in presidential race”