Some of the United States closest allies are outraged over how the U.S. handled the withdrawal from Afghanistan. European leaders say they’re frustrated over Washington’s lack of communication and consideration for the draw-down of NATO troops.
At the British parliament, former British Prime Minister Theresa May questioned the United Kingdom’s reliance on the United States and the role of NATO.
Joining the discussion:
- Victor Gao is a Chair Professor with Soochow University and a current affairs commentator.
- Anton Fedyashin is a Russian affairs expert and Professor of History at American University.
- Lincoln Mitchell is a U.S political analyst and adjunct associate professor of political science at Columbia University.
- Klaus Larres is a Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and author of the forthcoming book, “Uncertain Allies.”
#UPDATE Paris has been leading the push for the EU to develop more autonomous military capacities alongside NATO, and the rapid collapse of Afghanistan's government has intensified debate in Brussels' about its future role https://t.co/hn9ZDN7AGV
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) September 15, 2021
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 10, 2021