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.

Acknowledgements

The paper has been created as part of the Applied Economics in the Defense Department long-term institutional research development project at the Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence in Brno.

Keywords

Military Expenditures; Defense Burden; Determinant; NATO


Title in English:

TWO PERCENT OF GDP FOR DEFENSE
A Realistic Commitment of NATO Nations?

Title in Czech:

DVĚ PROCENTA HDP NA OBRANU
Realistický závazek členských států NATO?

Type:

Article

Author(s):

Vladan HOLCNER

Language:

English

Abstract:

English/Czech

Journal:

Obrana a strategie

Publisher:

University of Defence

ISSN:

ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (on-line)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.19.2019.02.005-018

Issue:

Volume 19, Number 2 (December 2019)

Pages:

005-018

Received:

09.08.2019

Accepted:

18.10.2019

Published online:

15.12.2019

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