Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: November 2014

Joint Statement, 27 March 2014 – Quadrilateral Summit between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Republic of Tajikistan


To read the joint statement of the Quadrilateral Summit of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Mr. Hamid Karzai, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E. Mr. Hassan Rouhani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain and the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. […]

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Talking to the Taliban, again

Thomas Ruttig

IRIN, 20 November 2014 In an article about NGOs and humanitarian organisations that are in contact with the Taleban to safeguard their activities, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted twice. First, he pointed out that even then the Taliban might have drawn a distinction in their wording between “those that came with [the foreign troops] and those […]

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Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2014 (Afghanistan Chapter)


World Report 2014 is Human Rights Watch’s 24th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from the end of 2012 through November 2013. The Afghanistan chapter of the report can found on Human Rights Watch’s website here.

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Let's talk turnout in the parliamentary election in Paktia 2010: polling staff, no voters, in the afternoon. Photo: Thomas Ruttig

After the Election Is Before the Election: The dilemma with the 2015 parliamentary vote date

Ehsan Qaane Thomas Ruttig

 The Afghan constitution stipulates that the next parliamentary elections must be held before June 2015. Until a few days ago, however, most Afghan and international actors seem to have tacitly agreed that the constitutional date cannot be met. But during a conference on 16 November, the new president’s legal advisor stated that Ashraf Ghani is […]

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Election Reporting Network (ERN) launched ahead of next year’s parliamentary polls


Afghan Zariza, 19 November 2014 The Kabul-based magazine website reports about the launch of the Election Reporting Network (ERN), a countrywide cooperation between 70 Afghan journalists who came together in Kabul for a 2-day seminar organised in a cooperation by Mediothek Afghanistan, with financial support from the German government, and AAN. “Joined by representatives from Afghanistan Analysts […]

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850 Bundeswehrsoldaten sollen noch zwei Jahre in Afghanistan bleiben


MDR Jump (German radio), 19 November 2014 Listen to an audio about the situation in Afghanistan, including some parts of an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German, starts at 1:50)

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The 2014 Afghanistan Analyst Bibliography

Christian Bleuer

Christian Bleuer has compiled a bibliography that is grouped by subject, which includes  books, chapters within books, journal articles, NGO, research institute and government reports. This bibliography deals with mostly English-language sources. However, this do include some sources in Russian, German and French. This bibliography covers the topics such as; current events, recent history, Islam, war, […]

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New president Ghani swears in CEO Abdullah (left) and his two deputies, Khan Muhammad and Mohaqqeq (2nd and 1st fr. right). Photo c/o Pajhwok Afghan News.

2 Dec 2014: AAN at Podium in German Bundestag

Thomas Ruttig

AAN’s co-director Thomas Ruttig is one of the participants of a public podium discussion at the German Bundestag, under the title “Afghanistan – Which Options for Further Engagement of the International Community?“ on 2 December 2014 in Berlin, organised by the Green party’s Bundestag faction. Day: 2 December 2014 Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm Venue: German […]

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Pro-IS/Daesh slogan on a wall at Kabul University. Photo from social media.

Messages in Chalk: ‘Islamic State’ haunting Afghanistan?

Borhan Osman

Rumours of the presence of Islamic State (IS) elements in Afghanistan have repeatedly made it into the media over recent months, sparking public debate and adding to the anxiety about what course the insurgency might take. AAN researcher Borhan Osman says that IS has support among limited numbers of Afghan radical youth – although even […]

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Tar Finland ansvar för de afghanska tolkarna?


YLE, 17 November 2014 The website of the Swedish service of Finnish TV quotes AAN founder Sari Kouvo, on a balance of the Finnish part of the ISAF mission: Sari Kouvo, grundare och styrelsemedlem i forskningsorganisationen Afghanistan Analyst Network, säger att det generellt i Afghanistan finns en stor oro för framtiden. Det beror dels på […]

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