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(West and Fragile Countries) Events of last six months show fragile countries must remain priority for the US and its allies (Brookings)

Alexandre Marc and Bruce Jones write for Brookings: The West is shifting its gaze from fragile states. After 20 years, the United States is headed for the exits in Afghanistan, pulling NATO with it. French President Emmanuel Macron is ending the Barkhane operation, pulling many of the more than 5,000 French troops from the Sahel, where they’ve been fighting a vicious jihadi insurgency since 2014. The U.K. has discussed a draft security and development review which suggests a major redeployment of its efforts to Asia. The EU is rethinking its global strategy to focus more on new global risks including China and Russia.

go to Brookings website: Events of last six months show fragile countries must remain priority for the US and its allies (brookings.edu)