NATO not renewing contact with Russia

NATO is unlikely to follow the European Union in quickly re-establishing contacts with Russia that were suspended after the war in Georgia, senior U.S. officials said Friday.

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But U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried told reporters in Brussels that "it is difficult for us to go back to business as usual."

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NATO members must make decisions unanimously, so without U.S. support the proposal would be rejected.


No surprise. NATO -- or rather, the USA's analysts -- now recognize that Russia will not be happy until it dominates Europe.

1917, revisited -- the situation has not changed at all.


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