YPFPtv: NATO in Afghanistan – put your questions to the Ambassador

Posted on August 19, 2013

NATO’s changing role in Afghanistan will be the main focus of the next episode of YPFPtv’s ‘Leaders in the Spotlight.’

YPFP members from around the world are invited to send in their questions to Ambassador Stephen Evans, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Operations.

As NATO implements its plan for transition to Afghan security control of the country, is the Alliance facing one of its toughest challenges yet? Is transition the right choice, or will it result in further instability? Is the exit from Afghanistan the biggest logistical military operation in history? And what happens to an Alliance which, post-Afghanistan, will have no main operation?


Answering Your Questions

The man who can answer these questions, and a great many more, is Ambassador Evans, who has been ASG for NATO Operations since August 2011.

He is a British diplomat who has previously worked in Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and reopened the British Embassy in Afghanistan in 2001. He was British Ambassador to Afghanistan during 2006-2007.

He will be talking to YPFPtv in the coming weeks – so stay tuned, and find out if your question gets asked.



‘Leaders in the Spotlight’ is a multimedia project for YPFPtv set up by the Brussels branch of YPFP. It aims to give members’ from all over the world a chance to pose questions on current world issues to the leaders making decisions today.

Previous episodes have included discussions with NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, James Appathurai.

Within the next year the project will be increased to cover a wider range of issues of interest to YPFP members.

Leaders in the Spotlight is kindly supported by NATO.


How to Send in Your Questions

Questions for Ambassador Evans on NATO’s role in Afghanistan should be sent to brussels@ypfp.org by Sunday 25 August.