What Should Have Happened in Bucharest

Does the NATO alliance know why it exists anymore?

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However, these areas of cooperation don't make up for the missed opportunity to move forward with MAPs for Ukraine and Georgia, and to work out a solution to the Macedonian-Greek standoff. It's in NATO's interest to move all three of these states closer, not further away, from the alliance.

Spencer P. Boyer is Director of international law and diplomacy with the Center for American Progress.