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Afghanistan and Central Asia: Post-NATO Security Scenario

Author Affiliations

  • 1Centre of Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • 2Centre of Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 39-42, April,14 (2016)


NATO withdrawal may pose a serious security challenges to the entire region of Central Asia. It may also give rise to new issues as well. The Russian withdrawal from Afghan soil in 1989, the security situation was thrown into turmoil. The present paper studies the main issues, which the entire Central Asian region may face after complete NATO exit. The present study highlights the main security concerns like terrorism, drug trafficking, civil war etc in Afghanistan. Afghanistan shares borders with the Central Asian republics i.e. Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. Afghan security issues may have a lead towards Central Asia and Central Asia as a whole region may be thrown into security turmoil. This paper attempts to highlight the security issues that Central Asia as a region may face after NATO withdrawal.


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