NATO’s Inward Outlook

Global Burden Shifting

16/05/2012 | by Josef Braml

In: Smart Defense and the Future of NATO: Can the Alliance Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century? Conference Report and Expert Papers, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 14 May 2012, 8 pp.

Category: NATO

The United States, NATO’s largest contributor, is experiencing an economic crisis that has put the alliance in a difficult situation. Its NATO partners worry that Washington is seeking more balanced burden sharing both within and outside of the alliance. The idea of a “global NATO,” as well as cooperation with democratic partners in Southeast Asia, will play a stronger role in the future.