The fighting between Russian and Georgian forces is the first big military operation on foreign soil for Russian forces since the fall of the Soviet Union, and The World's Katy Clark reports on Russia's military might.
The United States is stepping up its criticism of Russia's military intervention in Georgia, and President Bush today accused Moscow today of bullying and intimidation. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Natalya Antelava in Tbilisi.
Georgians displaced by the fighting with Russia are trying to return home, but they face several obstacles. Lisa Mullins finds out more from Jessica Barry of the International Committee of the Red Cross. She's in the Georgian capital Tblisi.
The former Soviet Republic of Georgia is just starting to offer jury trials on a limited basis, but most Georgians are unfamiliar with the concept. So Americans are playing a role in helping Georgians get ready. Reporter Mary Stucky has some examples.
Georgians have been watching the power of grassroots groups in the Middle East — and recently in Ukraine — to bring down dictators. So they figure they can protect their urban green spaces, starting with one park.
The fighting in Georgia marks a new downturn in US-Russian relations, and the Bush administration is calling for an immediate ceasefire, but as The World's Matthew Bell reports, Washington's leverage is limited.