Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Wie ein afghanischer Aufständischer den Krieg am Hindukusch sieht

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Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 27 October 2017

In the Swiss daily, recent AAN guest contributor Franz J. Marty describes (in German) how he talked with a Taleban group commander in Nangrahar province who  – not a singular case, as Marty says – convinced him that the Taleban are not willing to negotiate. He also quotes AAN’s Borhan Osman confirming that “the insistence on two prerequisites for ending the insurgency – withdrawal of foreign troops and establishment of an ‘Islamic system’ (most Taleban are unable to describe). Osman also is quoted as saying that “the government is only able to offer the Taleban a solution within the current system anbieten. The Taleban are not interested int his.” A dilemma, Marty concludes.