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Between Peacekeeping and War: Canada’s Afghan Mission

Canada is a lead nation in ISAF, but domestic appetite for the mission is waning. Can a reframing of Canada's traditional peacekeeping role sustain its involvement?

The Afghan mission raises many questions for Western governments, but after eight years, one of the most pressing is how much longer to stick with it. The recent collapse of the Dutch coalition government under the weight of this particular issue underlines both its significance and its ability to divide opinion. There are fears that the Dutch withdrawal will further undermine other European countries’ resolve to hold the line. However, what has transpired in the Netherlands

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