LATO Interview Series #11: The Transatlantic Alliance is Challenged by New Threats: Does it Have the Required Unity to Succeed?
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?
Listen to conversation between Sandis Šrāders, Board Member of Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, and Sten Rynning, Professor, Danish Institute for Advanced Studies and Vice-Dean for Research, Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark.
The interview is part of a series developed in the context of the annual Rīga Conferences organised by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. The purpose of the series is to keep discussions alive in between consecutive conferences.