New Eastern Europe: “The Prospects of Georgia’s NATO Membership”

"Georgia has proven itself to be a very willing partner for NATO.", Apr 03, 2014, Tbilisi, Georgia

Some US high officials enthusiastically support Georgia getting closer with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) but last week US President Barack Obama said there were no immediate plans to bring Georgia into the alliance.

Georgia’s prospects of gaining NATO membership was highlighted in Tony Rinna’s article published on the New Eastern Europe website on April 2.

If NATO is going to accept Georgia, NATO needs to be willing to prove that it will defend the geographic integrity of its members. There is little point on NATO extending its hand to Georgia if, when push comes to shove, it is unwilling to defend the country from the very threat or situation for which membership was considered in the first place.

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