Dynamics of NATO Drawdown from Afghanistan and Future Implications

Tariq, Muhammad; Marwat, Zahid; Ayaz
June 2015
FWU Journal of Social Sciences;2015Specialissue, Vol. 1, p115
Academic Journal
The NATO/ISAF drawdown from Afghanistan scheduled through various tranches has drawn the attention of the whole world. The drawdown taking place through five phases is a matter of great importance as Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan destined Afghanistan for civil war, power vacuum, and continuous power struggle between the various ethnic groups and the ascendance of Taliban to the throne of Kabul. This paper discusses the dynamics of NATO drawdown from Afghanistan and its repercussions on Afghanistan. It will focus on schedule for security transition, different stages of drawdown, security assessment and future size and strength of the residuary forces in the post 2014 scenario. Withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan testifies the fact that the latter may once again be faced with certain chronic issues such as power vacuum, future threats and challenges. This will also analyze Afghan-US bilateral security agreement.


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