Member countries' flags fly at Nato headquarters in Brussels (photo: dpa)

Nato keeps door ajar for new members while casting wary eye on Russia and Greece

The next Nato summit, to be held in Warsaw in July 2016, may be the alliance’s fourth in a row without adding new members. Assuming the days of enlargement are over would be a mistake, because Nato’s ‘open door’ policy is one of the best ways to convince countries to reform their economies and governments. Failure to invite one of the four current applicants - Macedonia, Montenegro, Georgia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina - could also hand Russian President Vladimir Putin an easy victory on Nato's southern flank.

The 'open door' policy is critical to mobilising Europe and its allies around a collective transatlantic defence. According to Article 10 of the Washington treaty, any European ...

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