The Bucharest Summit: Time to Revitalize the NATO Alliance
Publication Date: March 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Sally McNamara
Keywords: Europe; Bucharest Summit; national caveats; NATO enlargement
Coverage: United States
Washington has a small window of opportunity to mold NATO into a modern, effective alliance that advances the interests of the United States and other members. The U.S. will always retain the option of unilateral intervention to defend its strategic interests, but effective partnering with NATO is a sensible and realistic way to formulate burden-sharing arrangements with its European allies.