Atlantic Council: “Here’s how NATO Can Open a Path to Membership for Georgia”

Georgian army troops practice marksmanship skills with US Marines during a joint exercise in March 2012 at Georgia’s Vaziani Training Area., Jul 03, 2014, Tbilisi, Georgia

Last week a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) official said Georgia would not be invited to sign a Membership Action Plan (MAP) at the NATO Summit in September.

On the Atlantic Council website, researchers Edward Joseph and Mamuka Tsereteli highlighted an alternative way how NATO can open a path to NATO membership for Georgia.

There is no mystery why the West hesitates to bring Georgia into NATO: It’s about Russia. Washington and its most concerned ally, Berlin, are keen to avoid anything that could antagonize President Vladimir Putin.

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