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[Online Event] NS: Transatlantic Shakedown: Does Presidential “Naming and Shaming” Affect NATO Burden-sharing?



Does “naming and shaming” of allies by US Presidents work? More precisely, does publicly criticizing members’ financial commitments to NATO increase allies’ defense spending and improve burden-sharing, or is it counterproductive, leading to lower contributions? This talk will present research that answers those questions both qualitatively and quantitatively and speaks to the implications for alliance politics.




Sarah Kreps is the John L. Wetherill Professor of Government, Adjunct Professor of Law, and Director of the Tech Policy Lab at Cornell University. She is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

She has written five books, including Social Media and International Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Other books include Taxing Wars: The American Way of War Finance and the Decline of Democracy (Oxford University Press 2018), Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford 2016), Drone Warfare (Polity 2014; with John Kaag) and Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War (Oxford 2011).

Her work has also appeared in top political science journals such as the American Political Science Review, World Politics, and International Security, policy outlets such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, policy reports at the Brookings Institution and Council on Foreign Relations, and in media outlets such as CNN, the BBC, New York Times, and Washington Post.

Dr. Kreps has held fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations (where she is a life member), Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. She has a BA from Harvard University, MSc from Oxford, and PhD from Georgetown. Between 1999-2003, she served on active duty in the United States Air Force.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
2:00pm - 3:15pm

Registration is required. There are 73 seats available.

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