The time has come to recognize what has become obvious: NATO, as an institution, does not enhance America’s strategic power. By the same token, Europe no longer needs to rely on American military guarantees for its security. Europe can take care of itself and should be encouraged to do so.

More on NATO/Transatlantic Issues


Washington Confronts Russia over Ukraine: Yet Europeans Won’t Protect Themselves from Vladimir Putin

By Doug Bandow. Forbes. June 24, 2015.

Here’s How to Avoid World War Three

By Ted Galen Carpenter. National Interest (Online). June 3, 2015.

NATO, European Spending and US Grievances

By Ted Galen Carpenter. Aspenia Online. May 12, 2015.

Cato Studies

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By Stanley Kober. Policy Analysis No. 608. January 15, 2008.

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By Justin Logan. Policy Analysis No. 583. December 4, 2006.


Hitting the ‘Stop’ Button on NATO Expansion

Benjamin H. Friedman and Justin Logan. International Affairs Forum. Spring 2009.

Public Filings

The High Cost of NATO Expansion

By Ivan Eland. Testimony. October 28, 1997.


The Global Village Myth: Distance, War, and the Limits of Power

Featuring Justin Logan. May 26, 2015. Book Forum.

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Featuring Christopher A. Preble. May 10, 2011. Book Forum.

NATO at 60: A Hollow Alliance

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