David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, said that Nato would be giving "serious co-operation - militarily and politically" to Georgia in the wake of the crisis in the region, as part of a route to their full membership of the alliance. (Telegraph)
All those weasel words: co-operation, wake of the crisis, part of a route...Not supply, immediately, and membership offer now.
The Near Abroad is not going to join Nato, unless Nato is offering effective membership to Russia. There's a thought; Russia could take the role of the United States in Nato and be senior security partner in maintaining vigilance against terrorism and failed states. The United States could be senior security partner in its own Near Abroad.
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