How can NATO increase contributions by its members to meet the 2% of GDP commitment to defense spending? Should incentives or penalties be employed? And what might they look like? Or is the 2% threshold misleading and the wrong criterion by which to assess member states' contributions anyway?
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- “NATO at a Crossroads: Enhancing NATO’s Credibility, Cohesion, and Capabilities for the Next Generation” NATO Emerging Leader Working Group, June 10, 2014
- Graham Allison: Shouldn't Europe pay more for its own defense?, June 13, 2014
- John R. Deni: What NATO Needs to Do in the Wake of the Ukraine Crisis, July 22, 2014 [Deni argues that the 2% metric is flawed and does not reflect the actual burden sharing within NATO, he calls for a new metric, a "burden sharing score"]
- The Globalist: 10 Facts. Sizing Up NATO's Defense Spending, April 30, 2014
- Stephen Larrabee et al.: NATO and the Challenges of Austerity, RAND Monograph, 2012
- NATO: Financial and Economic Data Relating to NATO Defence, February 24, 2014