The debates about defense expenditure and the concerns over the unity of NATO highlighted during the recent NATO summit in Brussels have overshadowed the decisions on defense and deterrence in Europe made during the summit and European Council meetings. Both high-level events brought significant and tangible, albeit unsurprising, conclusions with potential impacts on defense, deterrence and readiness in Europe.…
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Marta Kepe is an analyst in the defence, security and infrastructure team at RAND Europe and a senior nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.
This commentary originally appeared on Defense News on July 26, 2018. Commentary gives RAND researchers a platform to convey insights based on their professional expertise and often on their peer-reviewed research and analysis.