In his op-ed for the Slovak daily Denník N, Marian Majer argues that weak contributions of some member states to the NATO’s Readiness Action Plan jeopardize the musketeer principle which Alliance is based on. Slovakia’s share of responsibility for reassurance measures taken after the outbreak of Ukrainian crisis is also very limited. That is worrisome especially because its location on the common border with Ukraine. Therefore, NATO summit in Poland in 2016 will have to answer a dilemma, whether NATO members are willing to accept further commitments requiring additional and long term investments and political will. Only then a deterrence and credibility of the Alliance will be raised to the satisfactory level.

You can read the full text (in Slovak) here.