Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Machtteilung in Kabul: Der afghanische Präsident Ghani und sein Rivale Abdullah erzielen Einigung

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Tageszeitung, 18 May 2020

Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig for the Berlin daily, analysing the new power-sharing deal in Afghanistan (in German). He wrote, for example:

It is not clear whether [the fact that Abdullah has been handed responsibility over the peace process] is a concession by Ghani or whether he handed over the responsibility over an undertaking to his rival which he does not consider promising [any more].

The integration of Dostum (including the title of a marshal for him) shows “that human rights are subordinated under the will of political survival by Ghani again.”