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This week on Prospect online, historian Marko Attila Hoare argues that Russia’s intervention in Georgia and its recognition of Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s “independence” are not equivalent to western action over Kosovo or Iraq. Instead, Moscow’s behaviour is that of an imperial power brutally attempting to preserve and expand its sphere of control—and it must be opposed.

Also this week, Salil Tripathi explains why India is condemning its farmers to misery and impoverishing its own citizens by refusing to move on from its outdated approach to agriculture.

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