No MAPs for Tbilisi and Kiev

December 3, 2008

From the Beeb:

“Nato has reaffirmed that Ukraine and Georgia will eventually join the alliance, without offering them formal roadmaps towards membership.
Instead, Nato foreign ministers meeting in Brussels said the two nations should pursue reforms needed to join the bloc, without giving any timetable for entry.”

No big surprise there. The Americans are pushing for Membership Action Plans but the Euros are having none of it. The big question is, why is the US so enthusiastic? Is this just the Bush administration try to cover their asses if the Georgia situation goes to hell while Obama’s president? They could then talk about how they tried to bring Georgia and Ukraine into NATO and Obama didn’t follow through…


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