NATO's European Allies: Military Capability and Political Will

A discussion with Magnus Petersson and Janne Haaland Matlary
  • Monday, Oct 15, 2012

  • A discussion about the military capabilities and political willingness to use force of NATO's European allies.

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    A CSIS book event with:
    Magnus Petersson
    Professor in Modern History, Norwegian Defense University College
    Janne Haaland Matlary
    Professor of Political Science, University of Oslo
    and the Norwegian Military Staff College
    to discuss the new publication
    "NATO's European Allies:
    Military Capability and Political Will"

    America's policy of rebalancing toward the Asia-Pacific region, declining European defense budgets, economic malaise and Afghanistan war fatigue provide the backdrop for a timely discussion about the future capabilities of NATO's European allies. Which European allies are politically willing and able to undertake future military operations? What actions are needed to reform European military spending away from non-deployable assets to deployable, interoperable forces? Moderated by CSIS Europe Program Director Heather Conley, the discussion with Professors Petersson and Matlary provide a European perspective on these issues as they assess the drivers for the use of force among NATO allies, including history, political culture, economy, and threat perceptions.


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