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Afghan Economic Crisis Worsens as Taliban Mark Anniversary

Voice of America, 13 August 2022 AAN’s Roxanna Shapour is quoted here: The donors are “facing a dilemma,” according to Roxanna Shapour of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, adding that they want to assist Afghanistan, but “they are not sure how to engage with the Taliban.” Shapour noted that the international community does not recognize the […]

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Afghanistan: Auf dem Weg zum Gottesstaat

WeltTrends, August 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, in a text on the first year in power of the new Taleban regime for this German foreign policy magazine, sees it on the way to a theocracy, with trying to basing the entire system on Sharia law exclusively, abandoning state institutions established after 2001 and organising religious legitimisation […]

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Afghanistan’s Climate Woes Worsen Under the Taliban

Fair Planet, 6 July 2022 The environment-focussed website quotes from guest author Mayar’s AAN piece: Commenting on the state of the environment in the Taliban’s Afghanistan, Mohammad Assem Mayar, a researcher at the Afghanistan Analysts Network, stated that ruptured ties with erstwhile donors and the international system in general have torpedoed many activities aimed at mitigating the […]

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Allahs Ordnung auf Erden: Afghanistan unter Taliban-Herrschaft

Tageszeitung, 3 July 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks back at the Taleban’s Grand Ulema Conference in Kabul and its repercussions (in German). He sees a further step towards the institutionalisation of the Emirate, under the formula “sharia plus internal unity plus [utopian] autarky”. And Taleban amir Hebatullah still able to plaster over internal disagreements.

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Nadelstiche gegen Taliban: Opposition in Afghanistan

Tageszeitung, 27 June 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig gives a brief overview of the new anti-Taleban resistance groups inside and outside the country, concluding that they face a “lack of broader mobilisation” due to the facts that many in Afghanistan identify their leaders with the previous governments systemic corruption”, “war crimes” of the past and, mainly, […]

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