Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: February 2020

Vertrag zwischen USA und Taliban: Ein Schritt in Richtung Frieden

Tageszeitung, 29 February 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig takes a first look at the US-Taleban agreement signed today in Doha and the US-Afghan joint declaration issued in Kabul (in German): Das Abkommen soll auch innerafghanische Friedensgespräche möglich machen, um den jahrelangen Krieg in dem Land zu beenden. (…) Die Regierung in Kabul wird beim US-Sicherheitsrat offiziell beantragen, […]

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US and Taliban sign Afghanistan peace deal

The Guardian, 29 February 2020 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here on the US-Taleban agreements, with some skepticism whether the Taleban might be really willing to negotiate peace: “There are warning signs. Some of the Taliban social media accounts are quite jubilant about this ‘win’, as they see it,” said Kate Clark, co-director of the […]

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Abkommen mit den USA: Wollen die Taliban wirklich Frieden?

Die Welt (online), 29 February 2020 Op-ed by AAN#s Thomas Ruttig in the conservative German daily, looking at the US-Taleban agreement, the positions of the Taleban and in the population (in German, but behind a paywall).

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Zalmay Khalilzad’s second chance: The 18-year lesson in ‘Shakespearean justice’ for Afghan-born negotiator ending America’s longest war

The Daily Telegraph, 29 February 2020 In this portrait of the US chief envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, there are a few quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: It was here that America and Mr Khalilzad made critical mistakes which would come to badly undermine nation-building efforts, said Thomas Ruttig, director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, […]

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Briefing With Senior US Official On Next Steps Toward an Agreement on Bringing Peace to Afghanistan

Briefing With Senior Administration Official On Next Steps Toward an Agreement on Bringing Peace to Afghanistan SPECIAL BRIEFING OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON WASHINGTON, D.C. FEBRUARY 29, 2020 Original link: MODERATOR:  Do you have anything that you want to start off with before they go back on questions? SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  No, I’m here to – we’re here […]

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Přinese dohoda Američanů s Talibanem mír Afghánistánu?

Plus, 29 February 2020 A quoted from on the Czech news website: Tyto rozhovory mají vyřešit i oba největší problémy – trvalé příměří a rozdělení moci v Afghánistánu. Absence řešení těchto témat v dohodě ukazuje, že vlastně nejde o dohodu mírovou, upozorňuje analytik Thomas Ruttig. Ten je přesvědčený, že Tálibán na mír a klid zbraní nepřistoupí […]

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Pajhwok: Armed attacks decline by 95pc in [RiV] week

Pajhwok Afghan News, 29 February 2020 The Kabul-based news agency that also regularly publishes civilian casualty data, did its own survey.

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Joint Declaration between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United States of America for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan

The Joint Declaration between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United States of America for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan is available in three languages here: EnglishDariPashto

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The Diplomat: A Decentralized Government Is Not the Answer to Afghanistan’s Problems

The Diplomat, 29 February 2020 An interesting reply by an Afghan(?) Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto to another of many opinion pieces arguing that Afghanistan’s (indeed) centralised political system “hampers the development of an inclusive and legitimate government that is representative of local interests” – thereby equating regional warlords’ with ‘local’ interests. The […]

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Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban and the United States of America

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Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistanbetween the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban and the United States of America is available here:

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Wie geht’s weiter nach dem Abkommen? Eine vage Hoffnung auf Frieden für Afghanistan

Tagesspiegel, 29 February 2020 A number of quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this analysis in the Berlin daily of Afghanistan’s situation at the time of the signing of the US-Taleban deal (in German): Hinzu kommen die militärischen Opfer. „Das Verhältnis der Toten ist etwa eins zu zwei bis drei“, schätzt der Afghanistan-Experte Thomas Ruttig, […]

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Afghanistan truce successful so far, U.S. ready to sign peace deal with Taliban

Los Angeles Times, 28 February 2020 AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili is quoted on the envisaged intra-Afghan peace talks: Despite the upheaval [about the disputed release of 5,000 Taleban prisoners], Afghans are somewhat optimistic about the prospects for peace, said Ali Adili, a researcher with the Afghanistan Analysts Network, which monitors the country closely. “There has […]

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