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Talks between Afghan government and Taliban open in Qatar

al-Jazeera, 12 September 2020 AAN’s Thomas Rutttig is quoted in this article about the official opening of the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha: “The various delays since the first designated start of the talks in early March show how much mistrust the two parties need to overcome,” Thomas Ruttig, co-founder of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, […]

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Afghanistan talks: bitter foes with incompatible goals

AFP/Macau Business, 11 September 2020 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here on the forthcoming Afghan peace negotiations, saying that The peace talks “are clearly driven by a US desire to disengage from Afghanistan,” said Kate Clark, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network. “The main goal for the US is to leave, or to leave without […]

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After 9/11: Has Germany failed in Afghanistan?

Deutsche Welle, 11 September 2020 In this article, various Afghans and Afghan experts were asked about Germany’s role in post-2001 Afghanistan. AAN’s Thomas Ruttig was one of them. Thomas Ruttig, 63, is an Afghanistan expert and former diplomat. He serves as co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent think tank based in Kabul and Berlin. […]

AAN in the Media