NATO: Keep it, Curb its appetite

Am lucky enough that Chatham House’ The World Today is about to publish a small piece of mine on NATO, in a special edition to mark the November Lisbon Summit.

I argue simply that the concept of an Atlantic defensive alliance is a sound one, but that its restless search for new missions, members, threats and weapons is itself dangerous.

It should curb its appetite and stick to its two main and original goals, of providing a shield for the North Atlantic community while shifting back to continental Europe the task of providing most of its own defence, with all the acceptance of multipolarity that this would imply.

Here it is. And in pdf.

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