NATO off course, report concludes

to appear in The Globe and Mail

Gloria Galloway

Published: March 2007

Keywords: Afghanistan, war, Taliban, Afghan, NATO, peace, security, conflict, Disarmament, Bilateral Relations, Fragile / Weak States, Human Rights, Multilateral Relations, Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


OTTAWA -- A former Canadian ambassador to NATO says the war in Afghanistan cannot be won militarily and it will require negotiation with the Taliban to bring an end to the conflict.

Gordon Smith, who was Canada's NATO ambassador between 1985 and 1990, and a team of experts from across Canada will release a report tomorrow that says the current NATO policies are not on course to achieve the objectives of peace and stability in the country, "even within a period of 10 years."

Disciplines: Governance, Security and Conflict

Publication: Globe-and-Mail_Afghan-Mission.pdf