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Oil, Democracy and Russian Tanks in Georgia

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Saying that neighboring Georgia has been punished enough, the President of Russia has ordered a halt to military operations. But there's still no formal ceasefire, and the President of France, current leader of the European Union, is shuttling between Moscow and Tbilisi. The US says it's reviewing humanitarian actions and that Russia needs to make good on its promise. Is Russia testing the US and Europe and their support for an emerging democracy? Is it trying to reconstitute the former Soviet Union? We get the latest on the confrontation that threatens to destabilize an already volatile part of the world, and hear about new international realities, including the role of oil.

Credits

Guests:
Paul Rimple - Reporter, Christian Science Monitor, Andrey Kortunov - Russian International Affairs Council - @Russian_Council, Alexandros Petersen - Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Steve LeVine - Quartz - @stevelevine, Daniel Hamilton - Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Karen Radziner