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Can This Provincial Warlord Scale in Kabul?

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Foreign Policy, 4 May 2017

Article on whether Balkh governor Muhammad Atta Nur is getting ready to run in the next presidential election quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig:

Over the last two years, Abdullah has lost considerable favor within Jamiat-e-Islami and among other supporters. Noor’s campaign against Abdullah has pushed the chief executive into a corner. “I think he [Abdullah] has been severely damaged by all those in Jamiat criticizing him for ‘not delivering,’ whether they support Atta or not,” Thomas Ruttig, the co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, said.