Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: April 2012

AAN In The Media – April 2012

AAN Team

Atta Muhammad Noor, Afghan Governor, Criticizes U.S. Exit Plan Huffington Post, 30 April 2012 In a blog by Joshua Hersh, there is an extensive quote of AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini about politicking in northern Afghanistan: ‘Analysts say that Noor may have other constituencies in mind as well. Fabrizio Foschini, a researcher with the Kabul-based Afghan Analysts […]

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19 April 2012: Informal Briefing on Legal Aid in Afghanistan

AAN admin

The Swedish Embassy organised a discussion on 19 April surrounding the release of a new report by the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN): “Legal Aid in Afghanistan: Contexts, Challenges and the Future”. The report, that was released on Wednesday 18 April, discusses the historical, legal and political context of recent reforms in the field of legal […]

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The Road through Qatar: Chances for a political solution with the Taleban (not online)

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig in: Orient (Berlin), II/2012 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks at the ‘long and winding road towards negotiations with the Taleban’, the US-Karzai controversy about who should have the lead in such contacts and the main hurdles that stand in the way of meaningful talks, in the light of the increasing disengagement of the West […]

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Jobs for Ex-Militants Feed Distrust of Afghan State


Wall Street Journal, 1 April 2012 Yaroslav Trofimov tells the story of Commander Abdullah, locally known as Charsi, or hashish smoker, one of the most feared insurgent leaders in western Afghanistan and now ‘reintegrated’, waiting to be put in charge of the local Afghan Border Police. Local elders worry: ‘What lesson is this teaching to […]

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