Medvedev Will Bring Crisis to "Logical Conclusion"
Finnish-French ceasefire agreement, signed by Saakashvili recently, does not, according to Peter Lavelle, satisfy Russian demands. Combined with the comment from Medvedev, I am not optimistic Tblisi wiill stay Russian-tank-free.
I've twice noted that Panama did a great job at UN Security Council meetings. David X Machina in a comment at Lawyers, Guns and Money explains it thusly:
Small country with a.) dodgy sovereignty over bits of its own territory and b.) a pain-in-the-ass president, versus a superpower to the north who a.) might still think they own you, and b.) uses invasions-incursions as a form of international semaphore.