Andrzej Olechowski and Pawel Swieboda | September 9, 2008
While some have argued that the recent summit in Brussels proved ineffective, the Georgia crisis has actually drawn the member states closer together. ++ As Europe proceeds, there are important objectives to keep in mind. ++ Europe must focus on energy security and limit its dependence on Russian supplies. ++ Accession must be a viable option for eastern countries, especially Ukraine. ++ And finally, Europe must "win over Russia with the help of intelligence and political experience, not with a demonstration of strength."