doi:10.3849/1802-7199

TWO PERCENT OF GDP FOR DEFENSE

A Realistic Commitment of NATO Nations?

Vladan HOLCNER

First, advantages and disadvantages connected with measuring military expenditures as a share of national GDP are being discussed. Subsequently, the article analyzes development of defense burden in NATO nations during the past decade in the context of spending commitments within NATO. First, this analysis covers the years 2009 through 2013 in relation to the spending commitment after the Bucharest NATO Summit. Second, the analysis focuses on the development of defense burden between 2014 and 2018 in relation to the commitment to allocate at least 2% of GDP for defense in 2025 latest.

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