Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: April 2014

Afghans Set to Vote on Ethnic Lines

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IPS, 2 Apil 2014 Don't be confused: As so often, the article id more differentiated than the headline. It says that ethnicity is only one factor that contributes to voting decisions among Afghans. In ACSF's Aziz Rafiee's words, quoted in the article: “there are five important factors in the voting process: ethnicity, regional location, language, […]

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Election Interest Surges in Taleban-Free [Andar] District

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IWPR, 2 April 2014 "In one district of Afghanistan where a popular public uprising succeeded in ejecting the Taleban, people have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into preparations for the upcoming elections. The last time elections were held in Andar district in the southern province of Ghazni, just three ballots were cast. But the long lines of […]

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Knuser skolemyte: Ny nedslaende studie om jenteutdanning i Afghanistan (not online)

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Klassekampen (Norway), 1 April 2014 AAN's Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article about progress and problems of the Afghan education system.

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Afganistan. Els reptes que haurà d’afrontar el president que substitueix a Hamiz Karzai

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Catalunya Radio, 1 April 2014 Listen to an audio of a pre-election report including quotes from AAN's Thomas Ruttig and CIDOB's Malaiz Daud, interviewed during a conference at CIDOB Barcelona.

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Les talibans sèment la terreur pour ruiner l’élection afghane

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Le Matin (Geneva), 1 April 2014 Article on the upcoming elections with a quote from AAN's Thomas Ruttig:  Faute d'alternative, après les échecs du dialogue de paix ces dernières années, «les talibans semblent glisser vers la radicalisation», avance Thomas Ruttig, spécialiste de la rébellion au Réseau des analystes sur l'Afghanistan (AAN) basé à Kaboul. Quitte […]

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Afghanistan sucht neuen Präsidenten

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Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, 1 April 2014 AAN's Thomas Ruttig is quoted in the (German language) article in the Osnabrück daily: Thomas Ruttig von der Denkfabrik „Afghanistan Analysts Network“ sieht weitere Schwierigkeiten für die Abstimmung. „Das Problem sind schwache Wahlinstitutionen, die nicht unparteiisch sind“, erklärt der Politologe. „Karsais Regierungsapparat kontrolliert weitgehend die Wahlkommission.“ Eine unabhängige Instanz gebe es […]

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What to Watch in the Elections (1): Voter registration

Martine van Bijlert

Elections in Afghanistan can be overwhelming, surreal and utterly confusing, even for those who have followed the politics of the country for a long time. To bring those who were not here during previous elections up to speed, and to remind those who may have forgotten the details of what it was like, AAN’s Martine […]

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What to Watch in the Elections (2): Polling station lists

Martine van Bijlert

Elections in Afghanistan can be overwhelming, surreal and utterly confusing, even for those who have followed the politics of the country for a long time. To bring those who were not here during previous elections up to speed, and to remind those who may have forgotten the details of what it was like, AAN’s Martine […]

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What to Watch in the Elections (3): Polling day, fraud and irregularities

Martine van Bijlert

Elections in Afghanistan can be overwhelming, surreal and utterly confusing, even for those who have followed the politics of the country for a long time. To bring those who were not here during previous elections up to speed, and to remind those who may have forgotten the details of what it was like, AAN’s Martine […]

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What to Watch in the Elections (4): The count, the complaints and the result

Martine van Bijlert

Elections in Afghanistan can be overwhelming, surreal and utterly confusing, even for those who have followed the politics of the country for a long time. To bring those who were not here during previous elections up to speed, and to remind those who may have forgotten the details of what it was like, AAN’s Martine […]

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