Lipstick on a Map

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

OK one more lipstick thing. Aroma Cucina slyly combined the lipstick smears with her skepticism about Sarah Palin's mastery of foreign policy. Aroma says, "Had to look at a map so that I could understand the depth of Palin's knowledge about Russia." (Thanks, James Mills.) [Aroma Cucina / Flickr] It looks ...

Russia-Georgia Conflict — Part II

Posted by Katherine | Friday, August 15th, 2008

Boxing gloves [Addictive Picasso / Flickr] There seems to have been no fighting in Georgia so far today, but the new US-Polish missile-defense agreement -- apparently a result of the conflict -- has infuriated Russia. This is a quick follow-up post on the way the hostilities are playing out in the ...

Russia-Georgia Conflict

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Tbilisi, Georgia, at night [pazavi / Flickr] In the last week, long-festering animosity between Georgia and Russia turned into bombing and heavy fighting. Some say the US is peripherally implicated in the escalation due to the mixed messages it has been giving President Saakashvili. It's clear, in any case, that the ...