NATO Summit 2016: Expectations, Challenges, and Ambitions

This year’s NATO Summit in Warsaw arrives at a time when the alliance faces significant challenges to its security and effectiveness. In advance of the July 8-9 summit, AEI scholars and Radek Sikorski, a senior fellow at the Center of European Studies at Harvard University and former Polish minister of defense (2005- 2007), foreign minister (2007-2014), and speaker of parliament (2014-2015), offer their perspectives in response to the following questions: What can and should we expect from the NATO summit? Is the alliance secure, especially in light of continued disinvestment in defense? What about the growing challenge from Russia? Is the threat of European disunion — not only from Brexit, but also the refugee crisis and new extremist political parties — a problem for the world’s most successful military alliance?

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