Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

This is Afghanistan, 15 years since the beginning of the US-led military intervention

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East Online, 2 February 2017

A combined interview on the website of Italy-based geopolitical EastWest magazine – based on the same questions asked and answered by email – with Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, Ahmed Rashid, among the most important and well-known scholar of the Taliban movement, and Daoud Khattak, journalist of Radio Free Europe Liberty: What were the major mistakes in the 15 years since the start of the international intervention in Afghanistan? Is there room for peace negotiations? Will the new American administration stick to its engagement or it will decide to accelerate its withdrawal, thus opening space which other countries will try to fill up?