Moscow has gained leverage, threatened Georgia's pro-West leader, and bolstered national pride.
American effort to spread democracy wanes in post-Iraq era.
Indie filmmakers plug into Web’s social networking sites to find finance, distribution, and feedback.
Readers remember the pen pals they found through the Monitor's old Mail Bag column.
Standoffs over Georgia and a US missile-defense shield stem from one main irritant: Moscow had no hand in designing global security after the USSR collapsed. Medvedev wants to fix that.
Iran tested the Shahab-3 missile, which could hit Israel or US Mideast bases.
Russia says that the proposed US defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, an initial agreement for which was inked this week, is targeting Russia, not rogue states.