Climate change always has an impact on geopolitics. With the polar ice caps melting and the Arctic Sea becoming more accessible, both for ships and oil rigs, a new area of potential conflict is opening up.
US combat troops will be leaving an Iraq that is in many respects a satellite of Iran. The complicated geostrategic situation confirms the view that the Iraq War is merely tapering off and morphing into another kind of conflict.
Initiating talks between NATO and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, which includes regional players Russia and China, would be a concrete step in rebuilding Afghanistan and maitaining stability throughout Eurasia. But first NATO must avoid the mistakes of the past.