DipNote Editors' Note: Due to lingering crisis in Georgia, this entry will remain the "Question of the Week" for two weeks.
Last week, Russia attacked Georgia in response to a Georgian attempt to quell dissension in a breakaway province. On August 12, Russian President Medvedev met the President-in-Office of the European Union, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and approved a six-point peace plan. Late that night, Georgian President Saakashvili agreed to the text. Since that time, tensions remain in the region. Secretary Rice met with the Georgian President and called for a cessation of military activities and respect for Georgian territorial integrity and independence and sovereignty.
What role should the international community play in the Russia-Georgia conflict?