Military Challenges to Future NATO Enlargement
Please join CSIS and the International Security Program for a conversation on the potential military and budgetary implications of future NATO expansion. Past NATO expansion helped create a Europe whole, free, and at peace, but future expansion, should it occur, faces a hostile and militarily revitalized Russia. What might be the military requirements and resulting budget costs of extending NATO’s Article 5 commitment to countries such as Ukraine, Georgia, or Bosnia-Herzegovina, which are actively seeking NATO membership or even Sweden and Finland, about which there has been analysis and speculation about membership? How might NATO incorporate such considerations into its decision-making? John Gordon, senior researcher at RAND Corporation, and Emma Ashford, senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council will join Mark Cancian, advisor to the International Security Program and author of a forthcoming report on the topic for an in-depth discussion on this topic.
This event is made possible through the support of the Koch foundation