Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

New Taliban leader’s daunting task: uniting group as officials seek peace

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The Guardian, 25 May 2016

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article about the succession at the top of the Taleban:

“It happened much quicker than expected, which shows that the Taliban knows the gravity of the situation, and are trying their best to keep the movement united,” said Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network in Kabul. (…)

“He might be very conservative, but it doesn’t mean that he is against talks,” said Ruttig.