Just a quick note to explain my recent silence - I'm in Baghdad these days, and things like President Dima and Abkhaz separatism are too far away to give proper thought to.
I'll resume this blog as soon as I'm out of Iraq.
In the meantime, I'm blogging from Baghdad for The Globe and Mail. Please give it a look if you have time.
I've also just published an assessment of what the Iraqi capital is like five years after the war began.
The only Russia-themed thing I have to point you to is a rather nice review of The New Cold War by Kim Zigfield of La Russophobe fame that she published over at Pajamas Media. Edward Lucas's Recently Reborn Frozen Conflict also gets a nice write-up.