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The New Political Landscape of Afghanistan's Neighborhood After '2014'

So much attention is being devoted to the changing security situation in Afghanistan as US/NATO forces prepare to end the current mission and begin a new status in the country. Already, Afghanistan's immediate neighbors (and somewhat distant, such as Russia) are addressing what they see as the key concerns of the coming years. Some focus on the security challenges and the potential for civil war. Others are hedging their bets and look to the economic gains that could be made by dealing with a stable Afghanistan. Pessimists and optimists alike are looking to regional organizations as necessary in the coming years. Roger Kangas spoke about potential regional outcomes as the balance of security changes in the coming years. 


  • Roger Kangas

    Former Short-Term Scholar
    Professor, German Marshall Center for European and Strategic