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Title: Can NATO Survive Afghanistan?
Author(s): Rosenstein, Matthew A. (ed.)
Contributor(s): Sloan, Stanley R.; Hendrickson, Ryan C.; Diehl, Paul F.; Kolodziej, Edward A.
Subject(s): North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) -- Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force Peacekeeping -- Afghanistan
Abstract: Since 2003, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has led the operation of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to “establish conditions in which Afghanistan can enjoy a representative government and self-sustaining peace and security.” However, ISAF has struggled to bring stability to Afghanistan, prompting concerns about its chances for meeting those objectives. Moreover, senior U.S. officials referred in spring 2008 to a possible “existential crisis” for NATO, as a result of tensions within the alliance over member countries’ troop-level and mission task commitments to ISAF. This collection of articles examines the significant challenges facing NATO as it conducts its first mission outside the Euro-Atlantic arena in its nearly sixty-year history.
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: Matthew A. Rosenstein, et al. The Can NATO Survive Afghanistan?, special journal issue of Swords and Ploughshares, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security (ACDIS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (summer 2008).
Series/Report: Swords and Ploughshares, summer 2008
Genre: Journal (whole)
Type: Text
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/15113
ISSN: 1046-7734
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-03-08
 

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