Martin Winter, Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German) | October 10, 2008
NATO has lost itself in the in Caucasus conflict. ++ Medvedev has repeatedly outlined his plans for a EU security architecture - he views his country’s security interests neglected. ++ The EU has almost disqualified itself from diplomatic talks by blindly solidarizing with Georgia. ++ The acceptance of Georgia’s wish for future membership in NATO might be a slight to Russia ++ If NATO refuses Georgia, it might be a sign of obedience to Russia’s wishes. ++ Georgia’s desire for membership is at this point unthinkable.