Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

Read the latest CGAI Policy Perspective from our Deputy Director.

Learning Lessons from Canada’s Foreign (and Domestic) Engagements.

by Brett Boudreau, Howard G. Coombs, and George Petrolekas

15min read.

The recent horrific events marking the nadir of the Western world’s 20-year engagement in Afghanistan unfolded at a speed few imagined, but with an ultimate outcome many predicted. The Doha Agreement of February 2020 between the Taliban and then-president Donald Trump set the stage by establishing a U.S. withdrawal deadline and committed the Afghan government – not represented at the talks – to release 5,000 battle-hardened prisoners to fight again. The U.S. action rendered any continued, substantive NATO engagement in the country politically untenable.

to read the full article: https://www.cgai.ca/learning_lessons_from_canadas_foreign_and_domestic_engagements_time_to_get_serious

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