UK and NATO engagement with Afghanistan
The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee will take evidence from the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Operations, the former UK National Security Adviser and a former UK Chief of Defence Staff.
The Committee will ask about the UK’s national security and foreign policy interests in Afghanistan, the progress of the NATO Resolute Support Mission, the state of the Afghan Military and civilian forces, and the effect of US withdrawal.
- How would you define the UK’s national security and foreign policy interests in Afghanistan?
- How would you assess the United Kingdom’s engagement with Afghanistan over the past 10 years? Particularly focussing on the period from 2014, what would you identify as the most significant successes and any shortcomings of this engagement?
- What is your assessment of the state of the Afghan military and civilian forces following capacity building and training by NATO and members of the Alliance? What further international support is needed?
- What is your assessment of United Kingdom’s role in NATO’s Resolute Support Mission?
- What will be the impact of the US’s withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan on NATO’s co-operation with the country? What planning is being done by the Alliance for future co-operation with Afghanistan, and what challenges would you identify?