In this special report, NAOC Senior Editor Justin Dell argues that the Allied withdrawal from Afghanistan does not just constitute another military defeat for the West, but portends an existential crisis for Western civilization. If the leaders of the states that comprise NATO want to preserve the global order they inherited after 1945, and again after 1991, they need to get serious about their self-narrative in the 21st century.
A discussion on the fragile trajectory of peace in Afghanistan and the Doha Agreement peace deal, hosted by the NATO Association of Canada.
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.
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.
As a result of increased political instability in Afghanistan, a window of opportunity has opened for ISIS. Pierre Olivier-Bussieres asseses the conditions Afghanistan has provided for ISIS to successfully operate within the region.
Hasan Siddiqui writes about the new level of cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan and the geostrategic nuances related to it.