It was a summit of modest expectations and modest results for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw on July 8–9. These results are of an interim nature: building-blocks for further decisions at upcoming ministerial meetings, not waiting until the next summit. The Warsaw results do not, as yet, correlate with the growth in Russia’s capacity to threaten, intimidate, or subvert the Alliance generally and its eastern—now “frontline”—member countries in particular.
Decisions adopted at the Warsaw Summit have changed the framework of NATO’s relations with Georgia, the top performer among countries aspiring to NATO membership (see EDM, July 27, 29). …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation