Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Saving NATO: Renunciation of the Article 5 Guarantee

Saving NATO: Renunciation of the Article 5 Guarantee

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to offer a radical proposal: NATO should unleash its potential as the world’s premier cooperative and collective security organization by stepping down from being a European collective defense alliance. In other words, I argue that without renouncing territorial security guarantees in Europe, NATO will sacrifice its effectiveness in the new security environment.

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