Does the sixty-five-year-old alliance still matter today? We asked a select group of future transatlantic leaders from NATO member and partner Nations to weigh in.
In advance of the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales, United Kingdom, the Atlantic Council asked a select group of future leaders (ages twenty-five to thirty-five) in NATO member and partner countries about the role of the Alliance today. CEOs, elected officials, civil society leaders, PhD researchers, legislative staff, veterans, and active duty military officers were among the respondents.
While none of the respondents thought NATO should cease to exist or that the United States would be better off leaving the alliance, they were less certain about whether NATO can adapt to the changing geopolitical and military landscape they envision in the future―and just who will foot the bill for future operations.