Acabo de ler a matéria de capa da The Economist desta semana. Sobre a invasão da Geórgia pela Rússia, que, segundo a revista, ganhou uma batalha numa espécie de renascimento da velha guerra contra os países ocidentais.
The war in Georgia
The war in Georgia is a victory for Russia. The West’s options are limited, but it needs to pursue them firmly
ON THE night of August 7th, Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s president, embarked on an ill-judged assault on South Ossetia, one of his country’s two breakaway enclaves. Russian tanks, troops and aircraft poured across the border. Just five days later, after pulverising the Georgian armed forces, Russia announced that it was ending its operations.
This brutal and efficient move (see article) was a victory for Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president-turned-prime-minister, not just over Georgia but also over the West, which has been trying to prise away countries on Russia’s western borders and turn them democratic, market-oriented and friendly. Now that Russia has shown what can happen to those that distance themselves from it, doing so will be harder in future.