Deutschlandradio, 4 December 2013 The German quality radio station talks with AAN's Thomas Ruttig after the killing og nine aid workers in Afghanistan last week and the UN spoke of growing risks and respect for humanitarian actors. Listen to the audio (in German) by going to the link and then clicking on the right headline.
Author Archives: Thomas Ruttig
SRF4 (Swiss radio), 26 November 2013 Listen to a 5:17 min audio interview with AAN's Thomas Ruttig (in German) about President Karzai's rejection to sign the US-Afghan BSA soon. "Kabul seems to believe that the US zero option is a bluff, but it might be wrong."
Tageszeitung (Berlin), 25 November 2013 Read a summary article on the outcome of the BSA Loya Jirga in Kabul by AAN's Thomas Ruttig in which he concludes that Prsident "Karzai wants to decide about the agreement himself, the jirga was only window-dressing."
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 24 November 2013 "Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent research organization in Kabul, suggests that Karzai could be trying to gain leverage ahead of the election. 'Karzai is afraid the Americans will [meddle] in the election against his interests,’ Ruttig says. ‘Partly, he has a point. The Americans [...]
El País, 21 November 2013 AAN's Thomas Ruttig is quoted here on the BSA Loya Jirga in Kabul: “Karzai sólo busca protegerse de las críticas”, estimaba Thomas Ruttig, codirector del Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) en una reciente entrevista con esta corresponsal. En su opinión, el recurso a la Loya Jirga, definida en la Constitución como representante de [...]
SRF4 (Swiss radio), 21 November 2013 Listen to AAN's Thomas Ruttig in an interview (in German) on the BSA Consultative Loya Jirga that started in Kabul today.
Tageszeitung (Berlin), 21 November 2013 And read here Thomas Ruttig's commentary to his op-ed article on the BSA Loya Jirga (in German).
Tageszeitung (Berlin), 21 November 2013 AAN's Thomas Ruttig contributed an op-ed (in German) on the BSA Loya Jirga starting today in Kabul, summarising the last controversial pointsot be clarified between the Afghan and US sides, arguing that both sides are interested in geeting the agreement confimred by the delegates, the US because it wants to [...]
Wochenzeitung (Zurich), 21 November 2013 Read the analysis of AAN's Thomas Ruttig (in German) of the final list of presidential candidates that want to succeed incumbent Hamed Karzai which was published on Tuesday.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 20 November 2013 AAN's Thomas Ruttig gives some backgriund on the institution Loya Jirga in Afghanistan: According to Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent research organization in Kabul, Karzai needs consensus, or at least the appearance of consensus, to ratify the controversial agreement. "Loya Jirgas are seen [...]