The case for multinational cooperation as a threat to state sovereignty is centered on a supposed migration of authority from the state to the collective. By collaborating with its neighbors in the security arena, a state becomes an organ of a supranational authority. The fear of the state is that this supranational authority may not have the best interests of the state at heart, as state interests often vary and conflict in this variance.
In an apparent anarchic international system, states enter into multinational agreements to manage conflict. The multinational conflict management organization wrests sovereignty from the state only when the state surrenders its sovereignty and only to the degree that the state allows. Simply put, sovereignty is what states make it.
Dave Roddenberry is a civilian US Army Special Operations trainer with multiple deployments to Iraq. He holds an MA in International Conflict Management from Norwich University.