Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: September 2015

Afghanistan: Triumph der Islamisten

Thomas Ruttig

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 29 September 2015 The Munich-based daily quotes from an AAN dispatch about Taleban territorial control all over the country – but misquotes: “… according to a count of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, the Islamists [ie the Taleban] permanently control only four [sic] of the around 400 districts of the country” (actually I wrote […]

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However long it lasts, Taliban capture of Kunduz is a major blow to Afghan government

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The Guardian, 29 September 2015 Two AAN analysts are quoted in this article about the Taleban taking Kunduz, Kate Clark and Borhan Osman: “Having a Taliban that is confident on the battlefield and which feels it can win militarily is not good for peace talks,” said Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, adding that even if […]

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Taliban-Offensive in Afghanistan: «Verhandelt wird trotzdem»

Thomas Ruttig

SRF4, 29 September 2015 Listen to the audio of an interview (in German) with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig with Swiss radio about the Taleban’s attack on Kunduz and its implucations.

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Talibanattack bakslag för regeringen

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Hufvudstadsbladet, 28 September 2015 AAN’s Obaid Ali is quoted in this article by the Finnish newspaper on the Taleban attack in Kabul (in Swedish): Med den djärva offensiven vill talibanerna först och främst skrämma regeringen, enligt Obaid Ali, expert på norra Afghanistan vid Afghanistan Analysts Network. Även om de lyckas inta centrala Kunduz tror han inte […]

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Afghanistan, prove di dialogo governo-talebani. L’analisi dei negoziati possibili

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Lookout News/Panorama, 28 September 2015 Long interview with AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini on chances of peace negotiations with the Taleban (in Italian).

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‘Afghanen geven voorkeur aan Taliban, niet aan politie’

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De Volkskrant, 29 September 2015 AAN’s Obaid Ali in an interview on the situation in Kunduz with one of the leading Dutch dailies (in Dutch, limited access).

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Kunduz fällt an die Taliban

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Wiener Zeitung, 28 September 2015 Reporting on the Taleban attack on Kunduz, the Austrian daily quotes from an earlier AAN dispatch on Kunduz when describing triggers of the attack, including the slow pace of development projects and factional rifts in the provincial government (in German): Projekte in den Bereichen Gesundheitsfürsorge, Bildung, Landwirtschaft oder Wiederaufbau befänden […]

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The bloody history of Kunduz, from Afghanistan’s ‘Convoy of Death’ to now

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Washington Post, 28 September 2015 The Post looks at the history of fighting in Kunduz, starting from United Front troops and US Special Forces retaking it from the Taleban in 2001. It quotes from and refers to AAN’s 2012 Kunduz report written by Nils Wörmer: As noted in this history by the Afghan Analysts Network [sic], Kunduz […]

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Afghan Women’s Football: The players’ passion for the game

Kate Clark

This year’s Afghan women’s football tournament has kicked off with a match pitting Kabul against Bamyan, shown live on national television. Kabul proved too strong for Bamyan and won 10:0. Yet, the Bamyan players were unbowed: Kabul has many of the Afghan national team players on its side and female soccer players in Bamyan can […]

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A Peaceful And Delightful Eid al-Adha!

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دافغانستان د تحلیلګرانو شبکه د نیکمرغه لوي اختر د رارسیدو له امله ټولي اسلامي نړۍ، په ځانګري توګه د افغانستان مسلمان ولس ته دزړه له کومي مبارکی وایي. هیله ده چي دلوي اختر له برکته په افغانستان کې سوله، ثبات او ورورولي ټینګه شي. زمو‌‌‌ږ ورستۍ مقاله د لوی اختر د نمانځنې په باره کې […]

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Afghan Taliban: Mullah Mansour’s battle to be leader

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BBC, 23 September 2015 In an analysis of the structure of the Taleban movement after the change of leadership, AAN’s Borhan Osman is quoted among other Taleban experts on the military commission, the Quetta shura and the ways of communication in the movement: Borhan Osman of the respected Afghanistan Analysts Network, AAN, says the military […]

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President Ghani yet to meet his 30 advisors

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Pajhwok News Agency, 21 September 2015 The Kabul-based news agency reports about the number of advisors (79, eight more than under Karzai)under president Ghani, and that he has not met many of them yet.

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