Georgia's Minister of Defense Irakli Alasania addresses a Brookings audience, May 5, 2014. (photo by Paul Morigi)
Georgia Defense Minister: We Are Acting Like a NATO Country, Like a European Country
May 5, 2014,
Today, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings hosted Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania for an address on Georgia's vision for Euro-Atlantic integration during a period of increased insecurity in the region. In his remarks, Minister Alasania shared his insights on the upcoming NATO summit and Georgia's approach to enhancing its relations with the West while attempting to normalize relations with Russia to lower tensions still simmering from the war six years ago.