Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: April 2020

Der Taliban-Shuffle: Die afghanischen Taliban und der schiitische Milizenführer Maulana Mahdi

Zenith, 30 April 2020 Quotes from AAN and AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in the article in the German (also English- and Arabic-language) Middle East magazine, about the first known Hazara/Shia Taleban district governor. (behind a paywall, unfortunately, and not (yet?) in the English version), pointing out that the appointment has already been done years ago, that […]

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Jamiat-e Islami Peace Plan

Jamiat-e Islami-ye Afghanistan: “A Comprehensive Peace Plan for Afghanistan: A Practical Concept Note for Sustainable Peace, prepared by General Ata Mohammad Noor, General Chief of Executive Council of Jamiat-e-Islami” dated: Mazar-e Sharif, 2020

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Hezb-e Islami Peace Proposal

AAN Team

Hezbi Islami Peace Proposal (not dated) بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Introduction: This proposal details the procedure and mechanism aimed at the creation of an authoritative and agreed-upon body for peace and broad political consensus one that includes all circles i.e. government, political entities within and outside the government, prominent and influential personalities, administer the peace […]

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Plan of the National Council for Peace (Dari)

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Mehwar-e Solh wa Nejat-e Afghanistan az Bohran (Axis for Peace and Salvation of Afghanistan from Crisis): “Tarh-e Shura-ye Melli-ye Solh (Plan of the National Council for Peace)” طرح شورای ملی صلح  بخش اول مقدمه اهداف اعتماد سازی و مراحل آن موارد اعتماد سازی داخلی موارد اعتماد سازی خارجی مکانیزم های عملی برای دست یابی به توافقات دارالانشاء […]

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Girls and boys from Nawaabad school singing the national anthem to welcome the protesters to Ghazni city. (2018: the peace marchers)

Looking ahead to Intra-Afghan Negotiations: A scrutiny of different political groups’ plans for peace

Ali Yawar Adili Khadija Hossaini

Since the US-Taleban agreement in late February, focus has shifted to intra-Afghan negotiations, with little clarity so far as to their scope. The US-Taleban deal agreed on 29 February focused on the withdrawal of US (and other foreign) troops, and anti-terrorism guarantees by the Taleban. While waiting for talks to begin, five political groups have […]

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan negotiation team for Taleban talks

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This list has been published by the State Ministry for Peace on 26 March 2020. Originally, it included five women and 16 men (since then two members, including a woman, have been replaced, according to a source from the SMP speaking to AAN on 22 April, bringing down the number of women to four): Masum Stanekzai, head […]

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Heart of Asia Society: “Draft Framework for Intra-Afghan Peace Negotiations between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Taleban Movement”

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Draft Framework for Intra-Afghan Negotiations by the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Jadi 1398 [Dec 2019/Jan 2020] Kabul – Afghanistan Table of Content  Introduction ( page 3) Section One: Basis of intra-Afghan negotiations (Page 4) Viewpoints and overall objective  Principles and values Need for national consensus (4) Section Two: Structures necessary for legitimacy and advancement of Intra-Afghan […]

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Position of Mehwar-e Mardom-e Afghanistan (Afghanistan People’s Axis) regarding Peace Negotiations (Dari)

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Mehwar-e Mardom-e Afghanistan (Afghanistan People’s Axis) : “Position of Mehwar-e Mardom Afghanistan regarding Peace Negotiations محور مردم افغانستان ریاست دارالانشاء موضع محور مردم افغانستان در باره مذاکرات صلح کابل، ۳۰ سرطان ۱۳۹۸ مدخل افغانستان در آستانه یک چرخش بسیار مهم تاریخی قرار دارد. گفت‌وگو های ایالات‌متحده امریکا با طالبان در حال نهایی شدن است. همه نشانه‌ها دال بر این است که […]

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Afghans and Americans both deserve better Afghan leadership

The Hill, 28 April 2020 Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ronald E Neumann, quotes AAN in this opinion piece: The Taliban are continuing the war. As two recent reports by the Afghan [sic] Analysts Network have documented, after a week of lowered attacks during the so-called reduction in violence period, Taliban attacks have steadily increased.

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Taliban attempts to woo Afghanistan’s Hazara community with new appointment

The National, 28 April 2020 AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili is quoted here as saying: Ali Yawar Adili, a researcher with the Afghanistan Analysts Network told The National “In recent years, the Taliban have recruited from other communities like Tajiks and Uzbeks. They seemed to feel a gap in their effort to portray themselves as a […]

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Afghanistan First Quarter Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: 2020

UNAMA, 27 April 2020 From 1 January to 31 March 2020, UNAMA documented 1,293 civilian casualties (533 killed and 760 injured) – one third women and children –, highlighting that the conflict in Afghanistan continues to be one of the deadliest in the world for civilians. The overall number of civilian casualties in the first […]

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Flash from the Past: The 1950 Kabul Students Union and its impact on the post-WWII opposition movement

Thomas Ruttig

70 years ago, on 4 April 1950, the first students’ organisation in Afghanistan’s history was launched. The Students Union of Kabul University started as an attempt by factions in the government to gain control over a small, but enthusiastic group of activists and instrumentalise it for their own interests. This attempt backfired, and the Union […]

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