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How should we rate 2008? (4)

Which political and cultural events have been most overrated and underrated this year? We asked 100 Prospect writers

By prospect   January 2009

Prospect ‘s “overrated and underrated” events of the year are divided alphabetically, by author surname, into four parts: click here to read parts one , two , three and four .

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Andrew Moravcsik professor of politics

Overrated The Russia-Georgian conflict. For a while it seemed that the Russia-Georgia conflict was going to usher in a new geopolitical era of Russian expansionism and Nato counter-balancing in central Asia. In fact it proved a peripheral event: An imprudent Georgian leader sought to bolster domestic stature by playing the nationalist…

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