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06

The Positive Sides of Georgia’s NATO Partnership (Not Membership)

Since the Rose Revolution, pro-Western Georgian politicians strive to lead their country into the apparent safe haven of the NATO defense collective. So far membership seems far off, causing disappointment among many Georgians and affirming those who preferred less integration in the Western geopolitical bloc. The continuing debate as to whether or not Georgia should assume full membership in the alliance may be obfuscating the reality that the present relationship with the alliance is the most ideal for Georgia.  It allows for a nearly unrestricted...
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Guest — Randall Filer
You do mean NATO's only LAND border don't you?. There is a US/Russian border with customs posts and everything. Other nit-pickin... Read More
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Guest — Levan Pavlenishvili
I think there literally can not be more IRON-Iron Curtain: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/20/russian-expansion-georgia-... Read More
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Randy, there is indeed a lot of controversy about the interpretation of Article 5, and it is not clear that Article 5 would apply ... Read More
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