CIPS Policy Brief No. 6, October 2009

  • National caveats that restrict the activities of different NATO contingents in Afghanistan are more than just operationally problematic; they represent profound differences among NATO countries on the use of force.
  • These differences have had significant domestic political repercussions so that it is unlikely that NATO will be able to agree on deploying “out of area” operations in the near to medium future.

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Stephen Saideman is the Canada Research Chair in International Security and Ethnic Conflict at McGill University.

This publication is part of the project on NATO and the Challenge of Sustainable Peacebuilding.