NATO Meows

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Author(s) Charles Krauthammer
Source The Washington Post
Date August 22, 2008
Quotes-start.png "In Soviet days, Russia didn't care because it was at the center of a self-enclosed autarkic system that included 15 Soviet republics, all of Eastern Europe and a collection of overseas colonies. With these all gone, post-Soviet Russia is infinitely more dependent on the international system. It has political/economic pressure points. Yet with Georgia occupied, its infrastructure stripped and its capital under siege, NATO pushed not one of them." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Russia should be removed from the G8 on the topic 2008 South Ossetia war.