Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

The Taliban’s Rare Winter Offensive In Afghanistan

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RFE/RL, 8 January 2016

A short quote from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, on the subject, in this article by Frud Bezhan. More on Thomas’ website, in English and German, here.

“The Taliban keep themselves open to different scenarios,” said Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent think tank in Kabul. “One, taking over the country again by military means. Second, if that’s not possible, to get a part in government through talks. In both scenarios, making military gains helps.”