“Toward a Meaningful Metric: Replacing NATO’s 2% Defence Spending Target”, Leonard August Schuette (Egmont, Belgium)

The confluence of Joe Biden’s election to the White House, the likely ramifications of the pandemic for defence budgets, and unfolding EU and NATO strategic reflection processes offers a window of opportunity to replace NATO’s flawed 2% defence spending target. Europeans should credibly propose an output-oriented metric to reconstitute the transatlantic bargain on burden-sharing.

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