sabato 1 settembre 2012
CeMiSS Quarterly - Spring 2012. Strategic deals and approaches: irreversible transition and chinese presence in Afghanistan
di Claudio Bertolotti
In occasion of the NATO Summit, held in Chicago on 20-21st of May, Alliance members and allies declared an «irreversible transition» – complicated by an unresolved dispute with Pakistan, which has refused to reopen ground routes vital to a swift departure of international forces – that will put Afghan national Security Forces (ANSF) formally in the lead of the combat mission by the middle of next year. The main concern is how to leave Afghanistan formally. But ready or not, Afghan security transfer accelerating.
ANSF will now be responsible for 75 per cent of the country, with ISAF forces in a support role only. A third swathe of Afghanistan will see ANSF take the lead on security, with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) scaled back into to a supporting role. «Transition will have begun in every one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, including every provincial capital »: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said....