Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the reaction to a recent report on the Russia-Georgia war, which found that that all sides violated international humanitarian and human rights laws.
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On Friday, Russia and Georgia marked the first anniversary of the five-day war that erupted a year ago. But tensions between the countries are still running high, writes Ivan Krastev, and there will be lasting political fallout for Russia, Georgia, Europe and the U.S.
Dan Rather of "Dan Rather Reports" and Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group discuss the week's top stories: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip to Asia, the escalating war in Afghanistan and Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Ukraine and Georgia.
A 500-man Georgian tank battalion led a short mutiny on Tuesday, ignoring higher command and sealing off a military base. Lincoln Mitchell of Columbia University discusses the significance of the mutiny to Georgian and international politics and how it may relate to NATO exercises set to begin on Wednesday.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that mass protests against Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili have failed to gain traction, unlike the "Rose Revolution" of 2003 that put Saakashvili in power. Back then, Saakashvili's supporters carried flowers -- today, his opponents throw cabbages and carrots.
The 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, a musical competition between countries scheduled to take place in May, has recently incited debate in Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Israel and the Arab world due to edgy lyrics and controversial participants.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes stirring tensions in Armenia and his experience attending a protest in Yerevan against Georgia's detention of two ethnic Armenians.
Angela Stent of Georgetown University discusses how President Barack Obama might deal with Russian leaders and his approach to the proposed missile shield in eastern Europe and cooperating with Russia to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions.