Sorting Out South Ossetia

What happened in South Ossetia? The war may be over but questions linger.  Who started the war?  Was there ethnic cleansing of Georgians?  What role did South Ossetian militas play in the conflict.  BBC has made available the first part of Tim Whewell audio documentary on South Ossetia where he uncover more pieces of the […]

Moskalenko’s Mercury Mirage

When I blogged on the “poisoning” of Karinna Moskalenko last week, I asked, “Was this a murder attempt, a warning, or just paranoia?”  Well now we definitively know: It was paranoia.  The French newspaper La Figaro reports that an investigation into the mercury that made Moskalenko ill was not planted there by a nefarious Putinite […]