Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghanistan rivalries weigh on Trump’s troop decision

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Financial Times, 1 June 2017

In this article about Russia’s and Iran’s role in Afghanistan, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted on the former:

“[The Russians] are just trying to throw a spanner in the works of whatever the US is doing there,” said Thomas Ruttig, a German former diplomat who heads the Afghanistan Analysts Network. “It is the revenge for the revenge for the revenge,” he said of the lasting bite of Cold War-era rivalry.