Afghanistan: Strategic war for Europeans, existential conflict for NATO
By Thomas Renard (2009-09-08)
There is an urgent need to launch national debates (and a European debate) to define the strategic interest in Afghanistan. If we come to the conclusion that our security depends on the evolution of the situation in South Asia, then Europeans need to strengthen their efforts and assume more responsibility. Conversely, if we come to the conclusion that European deployments harm rather than benefit our security, then it will be a good time to share this view with our allies and take the logical resulting measures.
in European Geostrategy, 08 Sept. 2009.
This article was also published in French in La Libre Belgique (26/06/2009) and in Dutch in De Standaard (24/06/2009).
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