The signifigance of the Russian-Georgian Crisis

Sorry for the long delay in posting.  Been sick, on vacation, working, etc…

Interesting article on Stratfor today outlining the new balance of power that is starting to take shape in our post 9/11 world.   Long story short,  Russia invades Georgia, US protests, Russia couldn’t care less, US is more or less powerless to do anything.   The short-lived era of US imperial dominance has already reached its high-water mark from the looks of it, and other powers and regional blocs are starting to emerge.  The Russians for one are obviously no about to let NATO and the US arrange things in Central Asia & Eastern Europe, and it’s a fair guess that both Russia & China will drop the hammer on us if we either attack Iran or give Israel the go-ahead do to so on our behalf.

Things aren’t as crystal clear as the talk radio & blog pundits (especially on the right) describe.   The US is still a powerful nation, and we have global influence.  We also are deep in debt to foreign nations and there are limits to our military power both in terms of human & financial capital.    It’ll be interesting to see if Russia’s incursion into Georgia is a precursor of other actions in their area, and it’ll be interesting to see if the Chinese take any lessons from this into their dealings with Taiwan.

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One Response to The signifigance of the Russian-Georgian Crisis

  1. mohammed abubakar says:

    the current crises in the souther oseti, has proved to world that U.S is more or less powerless to depend any coutry in the world that it reffered to as its allie. take the case of Georgia as a tiffical example of the U.S lost of power in Europe. the if that is the case now,what will be the faith of the other so called allies in Europe,Africa and the Middle east.if they were attaked by any foreign invadors.

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