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Pulitzer Center Update August 13, 2008

Georgia, Russia and the U.S. -- an interview on Al Jazeera English

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The war between Russia and Georgia caught most of the world by surprise but it is a conflict that...

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Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center

We've just posted an interview I did earlier this week with the Washington Broadcast Center of Al Jazeera English, addressing coverage of the Georgia/Russia war and how U.S. support for Georgia, in dollars and rhetoric, helped encourage Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili down the path toward war. Also worth reading: the analysis of the war and its likely repercussions in the by James V. Wertsch, director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in St. Louis and a long-time specialist on Georgia.