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NATO Burden Sharing – Spearhead Force without Spearhead?

At the Wales Summit, NATO proclaimed a host of new initiatives, including the much-touted Spearhead force. At the same meeting, leaders committed to halting the decline in defence spending. However, no firm Alliance commitments were made to increase defence spending in light of threats as far afield as Ukraine or Syria.

YPFP, hosted by the Institute for European Studies, will tackle such questions as: Why does commitment to burden sharing differ on either side of the Atlantic? Does it matter more how you spend your funds rather than how much you spend? Why are some European allies reluctant to increase defence spending?

Speakers:
– Evans Graham, Defence Planning Directorate, Defence Policy and Planning, NATO
– Alexander Mattelaer, Assistant Director of the Institute for European Studies

REGISTER: https://goo.gl/FEtGtf

WHEN
January 06, 2015 at 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Institute for European Studies / Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 5
Brussels 1050
Belgium
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