July - 22 - 2010
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Georgia has tried to have its long struggle against Russia reflected in being allowed to join the Nato Alliance. They have have shown themselves to be belligerent and unreliable, so membership of Nato would not be an acceptable solution. Yet the corridor for Caspian oil goes through their country en route primarily to Europe. This supply is strategically at risk, which would have real consequences for Europe’s oil

Our New Nations solution to the GEORGIA problem is to model a treaty on that of the Panama Canal Zone and have the EU (whose markets these mainly are for), lease a pipeline corridor for the existing and new pipelines through GEORGIA, with EU nations troops to protect the corridor. That would mean that RUSSIA would not invade, short of WWIII, and it avoids the obvious risks of extending NATO alliance membership to GEORGIA who would of course enjoy enhanced leasing and transit fees.