Transatlantic Security Initiative Assistant Director Robbie Gramer and Brent Scowcroft Center Program Assistant Rachel Rizzo write for Politico Europe on why Putin would receive a major boost from Greece leaving the eurozone:
The risks of Greece exiting the eurozone are not confined to economics. The crisis poses five very real challenges to NATO that many defense officials are overlooking — at NATO’s peril.
1. NATO’s thin wallet will get even thinner
The crisis in Ukraine has eroded the sanctity of European security and exposed calcified remnants of Cold War divides, propelling Europe into the worst political crisis in decades. It has also proven that NATO members’ ministries of finance, not ministries of defense, dictate the Alliance’s defense posture.