Saturday, 13 February 2016
Russia's excesses in Syria are the subject of leads in most broadcast news bulletins. Her continuing breaches of the cease-fire via proxies in Ukraine have recently been noticed also. But she has also, out of the headlines, been nibbling away at Georgia and other states in the same region. If Putin wanted to drive yet another former Soviet dependency into the arms of NATO, he is going the right way about it. Already a NATO partner, Georgia seems to be moving closer to membership.