Why Russia’s forgotten war will speak almost as loudly as Trump at Nato summit

There is much anticipation about the messages Donald Trump will send at the Nato summit taking place in Brussels. 

But another actor making far fewer headlines embodies all the main challenges facing the security alliance in 2018.

Georgia is a small country, but represents the big issues of the day. Thorny questions over defence spending, operational commitments and a resurgent Russia wary of Nato’s eastward expansion are all played out in the nation of little over four million people.

Sat at the strategically important crossroads where Europe meets Asia, how the alliance handles the country’s hopes for Nato membership will say much about the current level of confidence in the alliance. It will…

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