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NATO operations have ended in Afghanistan. What and where should its next role be?

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NATO operations have ended in Afghanistan. What and where should its next role be?

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Thirteen years after Western allies defeated the Taliban, NATO ended its operations in Afghanistan in December. But the Taliban are taking back territory.

NATO faces new crises, with questions if it should get involved against Islamic extremist rebels in Syria and Iraq.

With fighting near NATO member Turkey’s border what should NATO and Europe do to stabilise and restore peace to nearby regions?

Would intervention be a solution to the waves of refugees on European shores?

Or like in Afghanistan and Libya, would NATO’s intervention without deeper international commitment to state-building only lead to more chaos and bloodshed?

These and others are the questions up for debate with anchor Chris Burns.

His discussion panel includes Richard Froh, Deputy Assistant Secretary General at NATO’s Operations Division; Afzal Khan, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Security and Defence Subcommittee and a member of the Socialists and Democrats; and Pauline Massart, Deputy Director of the Brussels think tank Security & Defence Agenda.

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