What countries does NATO want to add next?
With every new round of expansion that becomes a harder question for as NATO as moved eastwards more countries that are net security consumers have joined, rather than security providers. As NATO has an immense capabilities gap, this is not helping matters. Also the NATO guarantee, like marriage, is forever. As we move toward considering less stable countries membership becomes ever more problematic. I’d guess filling in the map of Europe, rather than guessing at where Europe ends comes next. This means Croatia is far more likely to be offered membership (and perhaps Macedonia), rather than Ukraine and Georgia. Q [Wolfman]: Hi John! The US agenda for the NATO Riga summit seems to be focused on OPERATIONS such as Afghanistan, Darfur, and training Iraqis, CAPABILITIES, such as transformed forces, strategic airlift, and post-conflict forces, “GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS”, which is to mean flexible frameworks to form coalitions of the willing around the world, and ENLARGEMENT, which will extend me