Why Brexit Is Reinforcing the U.K.’s Commitment to NATO

British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at 10 Downing Street, London, May 10, 2017 (AP photo by Frank Augstein).
British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at 10 Downing Street, London, May 10, 2017 (AP photo by Frank Augstein).

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series about NATO members’ contributions to and relationships with the alliance. There has never been a question of the U.K.’s preference for NATO as a guarantor of European security, instead of a separate European force. In an email interview, John Louth, senior research fellow and director for defense, industries and society at the Royal United Services Institute, describes the U.K.’s role in the alliance and explains why U.K. officials—like U.S. President Donald Trump—believe European allies should spend more on defense. WPR: How do NATO alliance concerns shape the U.K.’s security […]

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