Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: February 2018

Leben am offenen Grab: Afghanistan kommt nicht zur Ruhe.

Thomas Ruttig

Profil, 5 February 2018 (not online) AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this reportage of Austria’s leading news magazine: AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this reportage from Taleban-influenced  areas in Badakhshan on the general likelihood of a new Taleban takeover. He says that this was not “acute” and that a takeover of a number […]

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Afghanen terugsturen is politiek lonend, maar levensgevaarlijk

Thomas Ruttig

Mondiaal Nieuws (MO), 4 February 2018 The Belgian Flemish-language news website looks at asylum policies in Europe vis-a-vis Afghans (“politically profitable, but dangerous [for Afghans]” and quotes from Thomas Ruttig’s recent analysis of the latest series of terrorist attacks in Kabul: Thomas Ruttig, van het Afghanistan Analysts Network, schrijft in een recente analyse dat er […]

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La violencia talibán paraliza Kabul

Thomas Ruttig

El País, 3 February 2018 AAN’s Rohullah Soroush and Thomas Ruttig are quotes in the leading Spanish daily’s article about the latest wave of terrorist attacks in Kabul: “Todo el mundo tiene miedo de que le pille el próximo atentado. Las redes sociales están llenas de avisos y rumores”, cuenta Rohullah Sorush. (…) La guerra “se […]

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Afghanistan: Time to Talk to the Taliban?

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BBC, 3 February 2018 Watch an almost 1h-long video of this Newshour Extra programme, with AAN’s Kate Clark, Amb. Shukria Barakzai, Michael Semple and a former Pakistani military attaché discussing whether the latest spike in violence in Afghanistan mean Taleban tactics have changed, and if so why? Is it time, once and for all, to make peace with the […]

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Afghanistan by the numbers: inside the fight over facts

Thomas Ruttig

Christian Science Monitor, 2 February 2018 Longer quotes by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig after recent restrictions on Afghan war metrics by the US military in Afghanistan: “Of course it’s a cover-up. What else can it be, when you hide figures? The thing is, it is not going well,” says Thomas Ruttig, a co-director of the Kabul-based […]

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Presidential Decree on the Creation of the Afghan National Army Territorial Force

The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Decree on the Creation of the Afghan National Army Territorial Force  February 2018 [AAN working translation] The following actions will be undertaken in order to improve the security situation, provide better security services to the people of Afghanistan, and establish the Afghan National Army Territorial Force with the aim […]

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СМИ: Талибы открыто действуют на 70% территории Афганистана

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Afghanistan.ru, 1 February 2018 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted in this news summary of the specialised Russia-based website, reporting the BBC research about Taleban control in Afghanistan: Проведение исследования поприветствовала содиректор некоммерческой исследовательской организации “Afghanistan Analysts Network” Кейт Кларк, выразившая уверенность в том, что полученным сведениям можно доверять. «Результаты <исследования> были шокирующими, но, увы, неудивительными […]

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„Islamischer Staat“ und Taliban: Der afghanische Terrorwettbewerb

Thomas Ruttig

Tageszeitung, 1 February 2018 A long read by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the latest series of terrorist attack in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan and on the relationship of competition between the Taleban and the local IS-affiliated groups.

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US anti-narcotics policy backfires in Afghanistan

Thomas Ruttig

TRT World, 1 February 2018 In this article on the Turkish news website, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig and research by AAN’s Jelena Bjelica are both quoted on the US start of a targeted strikes campaign against drug labs in Afghanistan. Thomas describes how drug labs would look like: “Those labs are not what people—at least we […]

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