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Madison Sargeant (MARS-REERS ’22) on NATO Burden-Sharing for Defence Studies
July 7, 2022

Madison Sargeant co-authored a paper for Defence Studies on the past, present and future of NATO burden-sharing.

“We argue that, in the long-run, NATO can develop more fair, effective, and efficient burden-sharing arrangements by encouraging weapons and capability specialization, increasing inexpensive but influential operations such as advisory missions, and adapting flexible command and control structures when partnering with non-NATO actors on future battlefields. We argue that, in the short-run, NATO can refine the Defense Investment Pledge with a balanced focus on Cash, Capabilities, and Contributions while also extending the deadline for complete compliance with existing expenditure benchmarks until 2030,” the authors write in the abstract. Read the article.