Montenegro’s membership in NATO would not diminish Russian security, and could instead offer an opening for improving NATO-Russia ties.
December 4, 2015
By Sharyl Cross
The collective decision of the NATO Alliance on Wednesday to extend an invitation to Montenegro to begin accession talks toward NATO membership represents formal recognition of Montenegro’s accomplishments in fulfilling a range of demanding reforms and requirements for membership over the past decade. Montenegro’s membership in the Alliance is not about attempting to provoke Russia or to counter or undermine Russia’s interests. Although the “historic” decision comes at a time of high tension for the NATO-Russia relationship, the …read more
Source: Center on Global Interests