The CSIS report compiles NATO member and partner countries’ troop contributions across a range of military operations. Where data was publicly available and reliable, it measures troop contribution as a percentage of the total active duty force to normalize and compare between countries with militaries of different size.
Conflict and instability to Europe’s south – in North Africa and in Syria – has generated population movements into Europe with which our allies have struggled. Some NATO members are bearing a particularly significant burden from the refugee crisis. Managing the crisis is a significant security investment for them and Europe as a whole.
As the U.S and NATO allies expand in the east in response to increase Russian aggression it is increasingly important to engage in dialogues with the Baltic States and Poland to understand their perceptions of regional security. This report presents key findings from a Track 2 dialogue in 2016 with representatives from the Baltic States, Poland, and the U.S.