U.S.-Georgia Forum: Policy Brief Nr.1
July 16, 2012
Georgia is strategically important for the West, while the West remains vital for Georgia's security and development. The country is located at an important geopolitical juncture between South East Europe, the Black Sea littoral, the Caspian Basin, and the Middle East. Securing Georgia as an independent, integrated, stable, and economically successful democracy is in the interests of both NATO and the European Union, as this projects the interests and values of Western countries and institutions toward all intersecting regions. For Georgia, NATO and EU are important institutions to which it aspires to belong and with which it seeks mutual and complementary political, economic, and security benefits.