Is Burden Sharing a Priority Concept in NATO?
Burden sharing amongst NATO allies has high importance as it is a distribution of risks and costs towards achieving a common goal. The 2 % budget threshold is only one measure on how NATO members divide their responsibilities. How has burden sharing evolved amongst NATO members? How can the burden and risk sharing concepts be applied to NATO missions such as Afghanistan? How can burden sharing be improved?
Conversation between Louis Wierenga, Junior Research Fellow in Comparative Politics at Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, Tartu University, and Eoin McNamara,
PhD Candidate, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu.