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One study suggests that American fears of Russia are similar to those during the latter years of the Cold War. - Marisa Petrich
"The armed conflict in the Georgian separatist provinces lasted only a week. However, it had a serious impact on global politics. The actual fighting took place for 5 days, but brought back the cold war rhetoric, leading to a humanitarian and diplomatic crisis."
A comprehensive look at the conflict in South Ossetia - Diana Kulchitskaya
Not all wars are fought on the battlefield, out in the open. Some of our most meaningful wars are fought behind the scenes for our every day rights. Like free political speech. The shooting death of outspoken political newswoman Anna Politkovskaya rocked the Russian journalism world, and the web of circumstances and secondary deaths surrounding the case continue to perplex. - Meagan Murphy Ross