Ex©iting Dilemma: A Defence Economics View on a US Exit from NATO

  • Robert Beeres
  • Myriame Bollen
Part of the NL ARMS book series (NLARMS)


This chapter studies an exit dilemma from a defence economic perspective on alliances, more specifically against a background of burden sharing theories on NATO. We consider an international alliance, NATO, to be a community programmed to receive, as once membership has been obtained, no country has ever exited, either under pressure or voluntarily.


Burden sharing defence economics NATO Gross Domestic Product 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Netherlands Defence AcademyBredaThe Netherlands

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