Sunday, August 17, 2008

Germany and Georgian NATO Membership

It appears that Germany has changed its mind regarding Georgian membership in NATO.

This is an interesting development. Russian allegations of Georgian abuses have not been investigated fully yet. And Russia has been signaling that the two breakaway provinces may be absorbed into the resurgent Russian empire.

The Bush administration has been pushing for Georgian NATO membership, so this shift by Germany may signal closer cooperation between Berlin and Washington.