Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: April 2014

Dreierrennen um die Präsidentennachfolge

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Neues Deutschland, 4 April 2014 Article by AAN's Thomas Ruttig, explaining the constellation for the succession of Afghan president Hamed Karzai (in German).

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Las mujeres dan la cara aunque hay zonas donde el marido vota por ella

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Te Interesa (Spain), 4 April 2014 Interview (in Spanish) with AAN's Thomas Ruttig about the situation of women ahead of Afghanistan's presidential elections.

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Elections 2014 (1): Impressions from Kunduz at the eve of the elections

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The police chief launches operations to secure insurgency riddled districts. Campaign managers complain about the performance of the IEC. Militia commanders do their best to exhibit power, helping candidates to get more votes for money and incentives offered in case of victory. And then there are those candidates who peacefully compete for the trust of the people, ‘armed’ with […]

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L’Afghanistan si prepara al voto tra tensione e timori di brogli

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Tiscali (Italy), 4 April 2014 Watch AAN's Kate Clark in a video on this Italian video news channel comenting on the new killing of two foreign journalists in Afghanistan:  L'analista Kate Clark, direttore dell'Afghanistan analyst network, è molto pessimista sulla correttezza del processo elettorale. "Ci saranno brogli. Ci saranno nei seggi elettorali e al momento […]

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Geld und Pfründe entscheiden über Stimmen

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SRF (Swiss radio), 4 April 2014 AAN's Martine van Bijlert is quoted on voting patterns in Kandahar in 2009 and 2014 here: Damals waren laut Schätzungen 40 Prozent aller Stimmen aus Kandahar gefälscht – zugunsten von Hamid Karzai, wie Martine van Bijlert vom Afghan Analyst Network sagt, einer Denkfabrik in Kabul. Lokale Anführer hätten die […]

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Wie demokratisch es bei den Wahlen in Afghanistan tatsächlich zu geht (not online)

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Deutschlandradio, 4 April 2014 Interview with AAN's Thomas Ruttig about how democratic the upcoming Afghan election are (see orange-coloured box).

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Are Afghan security forces ready to keep order as US draws down?

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The Christian Science Monitor, 4 April, 2014 AAN's Borhan Osman quoted on the capability of Taliban to outwrestle the Afghan government: “The increase in ‘ground engagements’ in 2013 … would count as a serious achievement for the insurgents only if it translated into proportional strategic gains,” wrote Borhan Osman last week, in an Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) […]

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Afghan election a ‘good sign’, says Berlin

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Deutsche Welle, 4 April 2014 In the article on the German political parties' first assessments of the Afghan elections, also AAN's Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying that the failure of the Taleban to significantly disturb the election day can be interpreted as weakness but also as an attempt not to seek confrontation with the prospective […]

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Präsidentenwahl in Afghanistan

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Inforadio Brandenburg, 4 April 2014 Liisten to a live-Interview (in German) with AAN's Thomas Ruttig, on the democratic content of the upcoming elections.

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Afghanistan wählt eine ungewisse Zukunft

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Die Welt (Germany), 4 April 2014 The German right-wing newspaper has a short quote of the "experts group Afghan [sic] Analysts Network", saying that we predicted a "very chaotic election process".

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Moe van Afghanistan

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De Redaktie (Belgium), 3 April 2014 Opinion blog on the upcoming elections, with a thank to AAN's Thomas Ruttig at the end, maybe for using material from his AAN contributions.

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