Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Month: June 2021

Impending closure of US base at Bagram spurs Afghan army recruiting to hold the airfield

Stars and Stripes, 7 June 2021 U.S. and NATO forces are expected to hand over Bagram Airfield to the Afghan military in about 20 days, or by the end of this month. Local officials have also been told to help the military find recruits to defend Bagram, he said. The base’s transition to the Afghan military […]

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Taliban setzen Offensive fort

dpa/Wiener Zeitung, 6 June 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this news item of German News Agency on the continued Taleban offensive in Afghanistan (in German): Der Afghanistan-Experte Thomas Ruttig von der Kabuler Denkfabrik Afghanistan Analysts Network streicht das aktuelle Tempo der Angriffe hervor. “Die Eroberung von mehreren Distrikten in wenigen Tagen hat es […]

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Gewalt, Armut, neue Flucht-Afghanistan: Neue Debatte über Abschiebestopp

ZDF, 4 June 2021 This article on the website of the second largest German public TV broadcaster briefly quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about Afghanistan’s “very dire security situation” in the context of criticism of Germany’s continued deportations of Afghans into the war zone.

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Preparing for a Post-Departure Afghanistan: Changing political dynamics in the wake of the US troop withdrawal announcement

Ali Yawar Adili

It is six weeks since US President Joe Biden announced that all international troops would be withdrawn by September and the reverberations of that announcement are still being felt in Afghan political and security circles. The government has been bullish in public, claiming the country is ready for the departure of the foreign forces. Yet, […]

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Unvorbereitet in die dritte Welle: Afghanistan kämpft in der Coronapandemie

Tageszeitung, 1 June 2021 Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, Rohullah Sorush and Reza Kazemi in the Berlin-based daily about the outbreak of the third Covid-19 wave in Afghanistan (in German).

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