Focused Engagement

NATO’s Political Ambitions in a Changing Strategic Context

16/05/2012 | by Henning Riecke

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 Mai 2012, 8 pages

Category: NATO

Should NATO limit its responsibilities—or broaden its mandate? How can it deal with new challenges in the face of shrinking budgets? How should the alliance treat Russia and China? NATO faces a strategic dilemma: While it should be concentrating on fewer priorities in order to increase its effectiveness, the increasingly diverse challenges it faces now require a wider scope.