Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: October 2016

Taliban vallen ook hoofdstad van Helmand aan

Martine van Bijlert

Trouw (Dutch daily), 10 October 2016 Article discussing the Taleban assault on Helmand’s capital Lashkargah, refers to a pattern that can be found all over Afghanistan: the Taleban attack, the government sends elite forces who push the attackers out and are then moved elsewhere, and the area is then left for the – demoralised and […]

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De afghanske sikkerhetsstyrkene har ikke kollapset, men situasjonen er prekær

Martine van Bijlert

VG, 9 October 2016 Article quotes AAN’s Martine van Bijlert extensively on the situation of the Afghan government and security forces. She says that the “system hasn’t collapsed, but the situation is precarious.” Med Kunduz i fjor hadde den afghanske regjeringen for første gang mistet en provinshovedstad – og det var ganske vanskelig for dem […]

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Top Picks: Damning reports, dodgy deals, and dangerous convoys

Martine van Bijlert

IRIN News, 7 October 2016 AAN’s recent dispatch on the EU-Afghanistan migration agreement was one of IRIN’s top picks of the week: At a major conference in Brussels this week, foreign governments agreed to provide Afghanistan with $3.75 billion in aid over the next four years – but not without some strings attached. The EU unveiled its […]

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EU and Afghanistan Get Deal on Migrants: Disagreements, pressure and last minute politics

Jelena Bjelica

Finally, after a year of negotiations and some last minute hurdles – including on the Afghan side refusals to sign and an attempt to involve parliament – the European Union and Afghanistan have reached a ‘readmission’ agreement on how to return Afghans who have travelled to Europe and failed in their claims for asylum. President […]

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Schwerer Talibanangriff auf nordafghanische Stadt Kundus

Martine van Bijlert, 3 October 2016 Article quotes AAN: In Kundus hat Gouverneur Assadullah Omarchel dem Rechercheinstitut Afghanistan Analysts Network vor kurzem gesagt, er solle zwar eine ganze Provinz regieren, sei aber meistens in der Stadt gestrandet.

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President signs a document flanked by a number of officials.

Thematic Dossier XIII: Still (not) dealing with the Kabul Bank scandal

AAN Team

One of the very first acts of the National Unity Government was to reopen the case of the massive Kabul Bank scandal. President Ghani later referred to this portfolio as one of his government’s “signaling priorities,” implying that progress on this issue would be indicative of the seriousness with which his government tackled corruption. Now, […]

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