Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: October 2013

Taleban Abductions on Afghanistan’s Road South


IWPR, 2 October 2013 People in the Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan say the security situation is deteriorating rapidly, with a spate of kidnappings on the road to the Khyber Pass into Pakistan. In one incident, armed men stopped a car only 100 metres away from a security checkpoint. An eyewitness commented that “the government people stay in […]

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Afghan Election Race Kicks Off

AAN Team

Wall Street Journal, 1 October 2013 AAN’s Martine van Bijlert is quoted in this article on Abdullah’s registration as a presidential candidate – in the presence of a large number of politicians from Jamiat, Hezb-e Islami and Hezb-e Wahdat-e Mardomi: “It was a clear show of strength and it was meant as a show of strength,” […]

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The Road Through Qatar: Opportunities and hurdles for a political solution in Afghanistan

Thomas Ruttig

Central Asia and the Caucasus, 03-04/2013 In its Afghanistan-special, the Sweden-based academic journal published an article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig. Only abstract accessible online: “While a military solution in Afghanistan has failed, the search for a political solution that includes the insurgent Taliban movement has not yielded any significant results, despite initial U.S.-Taliban contacts in […]

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Afghanistan: la candidature d’Abdullah lance la course à la présidence

AAN Team

Le Point, 1 October 2013 The French newspaper reports about the registration of presidential candidate Dr Abdullah and, based on AFP, quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig as saying: “M. Abdullah “sera l’un des favoris”, a déclaré à l’AFP Thomas Ruttig, un expert du Réseau des analystes afghans, soulignant qu’il pouvait compter sur une “base électorale significative” […]

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