Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic choice deserves Western respect

Though it is not widely understood, Montenegrin membership of NATO will be a landmark achievement and should be viewed as a major step forward in guaranteeing the security of Britain and mainland Europe, and completing the post-WWII circle

In the crowded field of discussions about key actors in global geopolitics, Montenegro is rarely mentioned. True, with a population of little more than 600,000, the country will never be a significant player in the classic military, industrial or economic sense.

It is a country, though, that is on the verge of making a significant contribution towards European security and Euro-Atlantic policy priorities.