The Great Cheese War between Russia and the Ukraine
Alistair Coleman has a thing or two to say about the conflict arising between Russia and the Ukraine over cheese exports. He's also got plenty of snark leftover for American cheese:
It turns out that notorious cheese-criminals Russia and the peaceful cheese-producing nation that is The Ukraine* are on the verge of a major trade war over cheese exports.
It is - in my barely considered opinion - just as bad as the spat the two countries endured over gas and oil exports, a dispute that ended with former glamour-puss turned mad cat woman Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko doing seven years in stir for dodgy corruption charges. Then there was that nasty business over a less than flattering review left in TripAdvisor ("Moscow seems OK, but the hotel maid didn't fold the toilet paper into a point"), after which all hell was let loose.