The Transatlantic Alliance after Afghanistan
The withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan has begun, and is currently set to be completed by the 4th of July. In the wake of the decision, the immediate impact of the withdrawal on the outlook of Afghanistan has received widespread attention. However, it also marks a milestone for the NATO alliance, ending its largest mission after almost 20 years. Therefore, it seems pertinent to consider what the withdrawal means for NATO, and the transatlantic alliance as a whole. Bruce Jones, Director, Project on International Order and Strategy and Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology at the Brookings Institution, discusses with Dr. Markus Kaim, Senior Fellow, Research Division International Security, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs). The conversation is chaired by Siemtje Möller, MdB (SPD), Defense Policy Spokeswoman of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag.