The Bucharest Summit: NATO and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Kurt Volker
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: Europe; Bucharest Summit; north atlantic treaty organization; NATO
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) faces diverse threats, such as terrorism, proliferation, and the consequences of failed states. NATO must sharpen its focus on what those threats are and how to respond to them. Europe must understand that prosperity and democracy are intimately linked to an investment in defense.