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The EU Centre at RMIT presents: The Afghanistan Dilemma: Russia-EU/NATO’s Strategic Cooperation post-2014
The seminar will provide an overview of what to expect from Russia as one of key partners of the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) over the next five-six years.
ISAF has set a deadline to conclude the campaign in Afghanistan. After 2014, the level of foreign military presence will be considerably lower than current levels. Sustaining the effective operational capability of the ISAF now and beyond 2014 is a growing strategic imperative for Australia and its coalition partners.
An overlooking key to its success will be developing a constructive dialogue with key Eurasian players, notably Russia.
There is a growing belief in Moscow that, should the coalition fail, it’s the Russia-led Collective security treaty organisation and the Shanghai Cooperation organisation that would have to manage the security fallouts.
Alexey D. Muraviev is the Head of the Department of Social Sciences and International Studies at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.
He is a Coordinator of the International Relations and National Security programs and the founder and Director of the Strategic Flashlight forum on national security and strategy at Curtin.