During the night of August 7, 2008, Georgian forces invaded South Ossetia, bringing the region to the brink of what we now know might have been a proxy US-Russia war if then-Vice President Cheney had had his way. To mark the second anniversary of this event and its ongoing ramifications, The Nation has assembled a collection of posts from that hot summer.

Mark Ames, “The War We Don’t Know”

Mark Ames, “Getting Georgia’s War On”

Katrina vanden Heuvel, “Blood in the Caucasus”