7 May 2012
NATO–Central Asian Republics Cooperation Until the End of the Mission in Afghanistan and beyond 2014
Ending the mission in Afghanistan increases the role of the republics of Central Asia as transport routes for NATO troops and equipment. However, the cooperation of the West with the countries of the region should not be reduced to immediate logistical purposes. NATO, the US and the EU, while shaping their policy towards Central Asia, should support the modernization processes in the region beyond 2014. The lack of such measures may contribute to the emergence of new regional security threats beyond an unstable Afghanistan.
© 2012 Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Marcin Zaborowski, Katarzyna Staniewska, Jaroslaw Cwiek-Karpowicz, Beata Górka-Winter, Artur Gradziuk, Beata Wojna