From The Washington Post:
The following is a guest post from political scientist Heidi Hardt of the University of California, Irvine. … With the Ukrainian crisis at its doorstep, NATO faces a unique opportunity to resolve a crisis in its neighborhood while also countering Russia’s support of separatists movements along its borders, from South Ossetia and Abkhazia to Crimea and Donetsk. …any and all NATO actions depend on the ability of 28 member states to find a consensus through formal or informal negotiations.

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