Has “STAND for Georgia” Passed Congress?

Please see the update to this post. I found a rather strange article on Eurasianet.org on how the US House and Senate passed the HR: 6911, the Stability and Democracy for Georgia Act of 2008, or STAND for Georgia, as it is also called. (Get it? STA for “stability,” N for “and,” and D for […]

Rotting Russia

Russia outer face is one of a reemerging, “assertive” power while its inner core is rotting.  That’s what demographer Murray Feshbach argues in his latest comment, “Behind the Bluster, Russia is Collapsing,” in the Washington Post. Russia’s demographic problem is well known.  Russia’s population declined by 237,800 in 2007, as the number of deaths was […]