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

Commentary

Why the Pentagon Should Care about Scotland’s Referendum

By Emma Ashford. Foreign Policy. September 17, 2014.

Should Scotland Secede from the United Kingdom?

By Doug Bandow. American Spectator (Online). September 11, 2014.

How the Transatlantic Alliance Makes America Less Secure

By Doug Bandow. National Interest (Online). September 9, 2014.

Cato Studies

NATO at 60: A Hollow Alliance

By Ted Galen Carpenter. Policy Analysis No. 635. March 30, 2009.

Cracks in the Foundation: NATO’s New Troubles

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

The Bottom Line on Iran: The Costs and Benefits of Preventive War versus Deterrence

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

Articles

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.

Events

America’s Allies and War: Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq

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

NATO at 60: A Hollow Alliance

Featuring Ted Galen Carpenter. April 3, 2009. Capitol Hill Briefing.

NATO’s New Troubles: Afghanistan, Kosovo and the Future of the Alliance

Featuring Stanley Kober. January 31, 2008. Policy Forum.