Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: February 2015

Afghanistan: Das Ende des künstlichen Wachstums

Thomas Ruttig

Wochenzeitung (Zurich), 4 February 2015 Article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig analysing the slow Afghan cabinet building and the socio-economic problems facing the new Afghan government. Read the article, in PDF format, here.

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The Afghanistan War Is Still Raging—but This Time It’s Being Waged by Contractors

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The Nation (weekly), 4 February 2015 This article looks at the company that recently lost two employees by a so-called green-on-blue killing in Kabul,  Praetorian Standard Inc. (PSI), of Fayetteveille, North Carolina, “overseeing maintenance work” on a fleet of Pilatus PC-12 surveillance and intelligence aircraft, “known by the US military as U-28s”  and “used extensively by US […]

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Partial Afghan cabinet starts work

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Journal of the Turkish Weekly, 3 February 2015 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here (via VoA news): Kate Clark of Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network blames the delay on an internal power struggle among Afghanistan’s elite, who wanted either themselves or their people in the Cabinet. President Ghani had insisted the ministers were to have the […]

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“We must not turn our backs on Afghanistan”

Thomas Ruttig

JK Alternative Viewpoints, 3 February 2015 Interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig by Giuliano Battiston, an English version of 16 january 2015 the one published in reset.it on  (see here).

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Power to the People: How to extend Afghans’ access to electricity

Mohsin Amin

More than four billion dollars have, to date, been spent on Afghanistan’s power infrastructure. And yet there are still considerable deficiencies, even in the country’s capital, which has seen most of the investment – and most of the progress. At the same time, the demand for electricity is rapidly growing and the supply-demand gap has […]

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Partial Afghan Cabinet Starts Work

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Voice of America, 2 February 2015 An article about the cabinet formation dragging on, with a quote of AAN’s Kate Clark: Kate Clark of Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network blames the delay on an internal power struggle among Afghanistan’s elite, who wanted either themselves or their people in the Cabinet. President Ghani had insisted the ministers […]

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The case for Australian troops staying on in Afghanistan

Thomas Ruttig

Sydney Morning Herald, 1 February 2015 In this piece, following up on the Australian defence minister’s visit, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted (although slightly misquoted – and the request to be corrected has received no answer yet). The article says: Thomas Ruttig of the respected thinktank the Afghanistan Analysts Network, who supports a rethink of […]

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