Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghan towns brace for economic and security upheaval as US bases prepare to close

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Stars and Stripes, 16 April 2021

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article about possible economic consequences of the US and NATO troop withdrawal:

If the economy gets worse, people may take up weapons again to feed their families, said Thomas Ruttig, co-director of Afghanistan Analysts Network.

“Afghanistan might become worse off (economically) than during the Soviet era,” Ruttig said.