Editor’s note: Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization gathered for a summit in Wales on Sept. 4-5 to examine the state of the 65-year-old organization.
With the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, along with the recent brutal beheadings of American journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley; the crisis in Ukraine, and the ongoing challenges of providing security in Afghanistan, we thought this was a good time to ask a group of local experts about their take on the future of NATO. — Connie Post
Jaro Bilocerkowycz, University of Dayton
NATO and Europe
NATO is arguably the most successful military/political alliance in history.