Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Frederick Starr, chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Starr says the conflict between Russia and Georgia is more a conflict between Russia and the West.
The European Union requires candidates for membership to have peaceful relations with their neighbors. Twelve years after the Kosovo War, the governments of Kosovo and Serbia are trying to normalize relations.
Russia continues to defend its actions in the former Soviet state of Georgia. Meanwhile international condemnation mounted over Russia's recognition of Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Ron Capps is a veteran of five conflicts, having served with the US Army and State Department in Rwanda, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and Darfur. He came home scarred by what he witnessed, and turned to his keyboard for help processing his war stories.