Redefining NATO Security Investment: Moving Beyond 2%

by The Hon. Kathleen Hicks

As the title suggests, Dr. Hicks argues that NATO should form a new mechanism for measuring the value of each partner’s outputs. This should include both qualitative figures, like % of GDP and troop contributions, but also quantitative assessments, like readiness and soft power influence. Hicks even suggests that refugee intake should be noted, as countries like Turkey are bearing more of this weight, which is an investment for long-term stability and security.


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The Hon. Kathleen Hicks

The Hon. Kathleen Hicks

The Honorable Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks serves as the 35th Deputy Secretary of Defense. Previously, she held senior positions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. From 2009 to 2013, she served as a senior civilian official in the Department of Defense. Her 25-year career has also included time served in the Obama administration in senior positions in defense policy and strategy, and she has become an expert in issues such as counterterrorism and homeland security, long-term futures, and weapons of mass destruction proliferation.
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