A discussion on the fragile trajectory of peace in Afghanistan and the Doha Agreement peace deal, hosted by the NATO Association of Canada.
Mary Peplinski discusses the fragile peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban, and examines how an early withdrawal of American troops could worsen violence and compromise advances in women’s rights in Afghanistan.
Guest contributor Rachel Zack provides a review of Graeme Smith’s sobering account of Canadian involvement in the war in Afghanistan. She argues that Canadian policymakers can garner important lessons from the experience and legacy he describes.
Lily Jia reviews Roger Trinquier’s book “Modern Warfare: A French View of Counterinsurgency”. To successfully counteract insurgent attacks, a combination of security, political, and information efforts is crucial.
The Islamic State (IS) may not occupy as much contiguous territory as it once did, but that has not diminished its resolve to spread global terror. Emily Mullin examines how the jihadist group is exploiting COVID-19 to gain respite, and what this means for NATO operations in the Middle East.
Acts of injustice and violence are robbing children of their childhood throughout Afghanistan. In 2017, there were 3,179 reported cases of children killed and maimed due to conflict-related violence. This rate is on the rise, with the war in Afghanistan killing a record number of civilians in 2018. A number of the children killed in the violence include Read More…
A look at the inspiring story of Afghanistan at this year’s Cricket World Cup, and the security implications of sport in international affairs.
In this article David Lazzam reflects on the Afghan peace talks. As the negotiations continue, optimism is belayed by concerns over the potential problems that might arise from the male-dominated negotiations.
In this article, Justin Dell argues that drugs pose a growing threat to national security in countries across the NATO alliance. As a transnational phenomenon and a product of global supply chains, it has to be dealt with multilaterally.
Central Asia is the topic of discussion on this Editor’s Forum. NAOC interns weigh in on what they perceive to be the critical issues in the geopolitics facing this region and what they might mean for NATO in the years ahead.