Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

»Et lille gennembrud«: Første land har fjernet Taleban fra terrorliste (“A small breakthrough”: First country has removed the Taliban from the terrorist list)

Politiken, 8 June 2024 The Danish daily quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig here: Thomas Ruttig, co-founder of the independent Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), tells Politiken that most Central Asian countries do not consider the Taliban a threat. “Regional dynamics are at play here. Paradoxically, cooperation with the Taleban regime and trade routes through Afghanistan can make […]

AAN in the Media

Taliban Poets Sing Praise Of New Afghan Order

AFP, 20 May 2024 AAN’s Roxanna Shapour is quoted in this news item: Roxanna Shapour of the Afghanistan Analysts Network said that by organising events such as poetry readings, the Taliban government is attempting to “create cultural cohesion” to match their pronouncements that “Afghanistan is for all Afghans” now that foreign forces have left. “It […]

AAN in the Media

Wie Russland sich den Taliban annähert

Deutsche Welle, 4 June 2024 In this article (of which there is a German and a Russian-language version) looking at Russia’s announcement that it is reviewing its listing of the Taleban as a terrorist group, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted on Moscow’s interests in this matter: Die Annäherung an die Taliban sei Ausdruck der außenpolitischen […]

AAN in the Media

Russland und China: Annäherung an die Taliban

Tageszeitung, 30 May 2024 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig writes in the German daily about Moscow’s announcement that its Foreign and Justice ministries have suggested to President Putin that he could take the Taleban from Russia’s list of banned terrorist organisations as it did not constitute an ‘enemy’ anymore (in German). He also looks briefly at the […]

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Flash floods kill 50 in western Afghanistan

AFP/Dawn, 18 May 2024 This news item, published by Pakistani daily Dawn, quoted from AAN research by Assem Mayar: Afghanistan, which is “exceptionally vulnerable to flooding” has seen above-average rainfall this spring, Mohammad Assem Mayar, a water resource management expert, said in a recent Afghanistan Analysts Network report.

AAN in the Media