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Thomas Ruttig

Is Afghanistan on the Brink of a New Civil War? Possible Scenarios and Influencing Factors in the Transition Process

citha-d-maas Priye Ranjan Keolyar Thomas Ruttig

Citha D. Maaß und Thomas Ruttig, SWP Briefing 2011/A 40, August 2011, 4 p. In July 2011, the transition of security responsibility to the Afghan government has begun. While NATO states accompany this process with calculated optimism, the authors write, four rather negative scenarios are looming: continuation of the rule of a ‚power oligarchy’ in […]

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Afghanistan vor neuem Bürgerkrieg? Entwicklungsoptionen und Einflussfaktoren im Transitionsprozess

citha-d-maas Priye Ranjan Keolyar Thomas Ruttig

Citha D. Maaß und Thomas Ruttig, SWP-Aktuell 2011/A 40, August 2011, 4 p. In July 2011, the transition of security responsibility to the Afghan government has begun. While NATO states accompany this process with calculated optimism, the authors write, four rather negative scenarios are looming: continuation of the rule of a ‚power oligarchy’ in the […]

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Negotiations with the Taliban: History and Prospects for the Future

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, New America Foundation, 23 May 2011 This paper ‘Negotiations with the Taliban: History and Prospects for the Future’ authored for and published now by The New America Foundation provides a view – from a perspective before OBL’s death and reports that a direct US-Taleban link has been established with German assistance – at […]

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Afghanistan’s Early Reformists: Mahmud Tarzi’s ideas and their influence on the Wesh Zalmian movement

Thomas Ruttig

This paper of its Senior Analysts Thomas Ruttig represents the opening of AAN’s new series of occasional papers. It addresses the influence of the thoughts of Afghan nationalist and moderniser Mahmud Tarzi (1865-1933), foreign minister under reformer-king Amanullah (1919-29), on Afghanistan’s 1940/50s pro-democratic opposition movement, the Wesh Zalmian (Awakened Youth). Mahmud Tarzi and the movement […]

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Peace offerings: Theories of conflict resolution and their applicability to Afghanistan

Guests matt-waldman Priye Ranjan Keolyar Thomas Ruttig

AAN’s new discussion paper by Matt Waldman and Thomas Ruttig takes a more theoretical approach to the current debate about reconciliation, often too narrowly described just as ‘talking to the Taleban’. It looks into various theories of conflict resolution and which insights they may offer for a peaceful solution of the Afghan conflict. Despite the […]

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The Ex-Taleban on the High Peace Council: A renewed role for the Khuddam ul-Furqan?

Thomas Ruttig

AAN’s latest discussion paper by Thomas Ruttig provides a first analysis of the former Taleban members on the newly-established Afghan High Peace Council (HPC), of what their possible role may be in this body, their political and historical background as well as the development of their positions vis-à-vis a possible process of negotiations. An analysis […]

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Afghanistans Parlamentswahl 2010: Verpasste Wahlrechtsreformen und politische Manöver schwächen neues Parlament

citha-d-maas Guests Priye Ranjan Keolyar Thomas Ruttig

Citha D. Maass and Thomas Ruttig: Afghanistan’s 2010 Parliamentary Vote – Missed Chances for Electoral Reform and Political Manoeuvring Weaken the New Parliament, SWP-Aktuell 2010/A 66, September 2010 An analysis (in German) of the situation before the 18 September Afghan parliamentary vote, of missed chances for election reform and a resulting weak judicial framework for […]

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Organisationsstrukturen der Taliban (Organisational Structures of the [Afghan] Taleban)

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, in: Wer sind die Taliban? Afghanistan und Pakistan im Regionalkonflikt, epd-Dokumentation Nr. 27-28, Frankfurt am Main Summary of a presentation given at a symposium in Bonn on 26 March 2010. Documentation not available online but can be ordered (€ ۷٫۹۰), using the link below: Organisationsstrukturen der Taliban (Organisational Structures of the [Afghan] Taleban)

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Organisationsstrukturen der Taliban (Organisational Structures of the [Afghan] Taleban) Militanter Islamismus – Strukturen und Ziele der Taliban (Militant Islamism – Structures and Aims of the [Pakistani] Taleban)

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, in: Bernhard Chiari, Conrad Schetter (Hrsg.): Wegweiser zur Geschichte Pakistan, Paderborn u.a. 2010 (in German). An overview over the Pakistani Taleban movement – origins, structures, aims. Available as PDF download, free-of-charge, see below: Militanter Islamismus – Strukturen und Ziele der Taliban (Militant Islamism – Structures and Aims of the [Pakistani] Taleban)

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Aus Bündnistreue zur Sowjetunion: Eine kurze Suche nach der DDR-Entwicklungszusammenarbeit mit Afghanistan und den Spuren, die sie hinterlassen hat

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, in: T. Kunze/T. Vogel (eds.), Ostalgie international: Erinnerungen an die DDR von Nicaragua bis Vietnam, Christoph Links Verlag, Berlin, 2010. In Loyalty to the USSR: A short quest for GDR development cooperation with Afghanistan and the traces it left: Chapter in an anthology about the GDR – i.e. East German – engagement in […]

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Zu wenig, reichlich spät – Stabilisierungsmaßnahmen in Afghanistan zwischen Terrorismus- und Aufstandsbekämpfung

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, in: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (Bonn), 21-22/2010 This contribution to a weekly newspaper supplement of 7 articles on Pakistan and Afghanistan, discusses how much the new Obama/McChrystal strategy really represents a strategic shift (in German, avaibale on the web from 22 May onwards), see below: Zu wenig, reichlich spät – Stabilisierungsmaßnahmen in Afghanistan […]

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