Ohio Wesleyan Expert Weighs In on NATO’s Future

Professor Sean Kay Invited to Participate in Foreign Policy Survey

Sean Kay

What should be the future of NATO?

In anticipation of the upcoming North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, Foreign Policy Magazine and the Atlantic Council asked experts for their insights into NATO.

According to the magazine: “Heads of state, ministers of defense and foreign affairs, intelligence officers, and current and former members of U.S. Congress were among the respondents.”

Among those experts was Ohio Wesleyan University professor Sean Kay, Ph.D., author of “Global Security in the Twenty-First Century: The Quest for Power and the Search for Peace.”

Survey results showed that “none of them thought NATO should cease to exist or that the United States would be better off leaving the alliance, [but] they were less certain about whether NATO can adapt to a changing geopolitical and military landscape – and just who will foot the bill for future operations.”

The NATO summit will be held May 20-21 in Chicago. Read the full Foreign Policy article here.

Also in advance of the summit, Kay shared his insights with Voice of America writer Andre deNesnera in two news articles, telling the journalist, first, that NATO must implement an exit strategy in Afghanistan which “at least gives the Afghan people a fighting chance to stand up on their own” and, second, that U.S. and European leaders must pay close attention to defense spending and “the dynamics of the relationship between NATO and the European Union.”

Read the first article, “Afghanistan Top Agenda Item at NATO Chicago Summit,” here.

Read the second article, “NATO Members to Discuss Burden Sharing,” here.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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