Georgia on His Mind

TNI editor Nikolas Gvosdev feels former UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke's call for the Russia-Georgia relationship to be a key factor in the West's ties with Moscow fails the "reality test."

Who Will Laugh Last in Georgia?

Guaranteeing Georgia’s borders against the wishes of Abkhaz and South Ossetian populations is impossible without Russian acquiescence—yet no one in the West seems to have a serious proposal to obtain that acquiescence.

A Tough Act to Follow

An upsurge in energy revenue has helped precipitate an assertive Russian foreign policy. But China provides an alternative model for transforming economic growth into international influence, a model Moscow might want to take a close look at.