What does the war in Georgia mean for EU foreign policy?
The war in Georgia divided the European Union instead of uniting it. Some member-states condemned Russia and gave (non-military) aid to the Georgian government; others accused Tbilisi of provoking the war. EU capitals make very different assumptions about Moscow's goals, and these differences will hamper Europe's post-war policy on Russia. But this should not prevent Europe from responding: the EU should take a more active role in defusing 'frozen' conflicts in Eastern Europe, and it should accelerate the integration of countries between the EU and Russia into the European Union.