The New Yorker, 20 January 2021 On the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration as president of the United States, Steve Coll looks at what he might do in Afghanistan. Assessing the war in the wake of the US’ deal with the Taleban, signed on 29 February 2020, Coll quotes AAN’s Kate Clark at length: Since […]
The Telegraph, 13 January 2021 This article in the British daily refers to “Kate Clark, Co-Director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a non-profit research organisation,… giving evidence to the Lords’ [ie British upper house’s] committee” on Afghanistan. The rest is behind a paywall.
La Croix, 11 January 2021 This article about the (slow) start of th second round of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha has extensive quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig
Opindia, 10 January 2021 This article about the IS-claimed massacre of Hazar coal mine workers in Pakistan’s Balochistan province briefly quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig via an older al-Jazeera article, on pre-war discrimination of Hazaras in Afghanistan.
Tolonews, 8 January 2021 AAN’s research on Afghanistan’s diminishing glaciers (یخچال طبیعی) by Jelena Bjelica is summarised in this news item – also in Dari.
Telepolis, 8 January 2021 In an article about what can be expected on Afghanistan by the new US president Joe Biden for this news website, author Emran Feroz quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: Die Anzahl der Truppen soll bis Januar auf 2.500 “boots on the ground” verringert werden. Afghanistan-Kenner Thomas Ruttig stellt in diesem Kontext fest: […]
NPR, 6 January 2021 AAN research on aid for Afghanistan is quoted in this articl.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 5 January 2021 In its preview on the resumption of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha, the leading Swiss daily, links to AAN analysis of the agreed rules of procedure and the preliminary agenda lists of both parties.
Deutschlandfunk, 28 December 2020 Listen to a podcast (in German) on the situation in Taleban-controlled areas with journalist Wolfgang Bauer and AAN’s Thomas Ruttig. Bauer experienced that the Taleban felt like winners and were hardly willing to compromise. In Thomas Ruttig’s eyes, the Taleban have shown that they are capable of learning and that they are […]
Politiken, 21 December 2020 Quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the increased use of magnetic mines in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan in the leading Danish newspaper – but behind a paywall, so we can’t see them.
SRF1 (Swiss Radio), 20 December 2020 Listen to a 5min audio (in German), discussing the composition of the “Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” negotiations team in Doha, with quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig and Mir Wais Wardak (PRTO, Kabul).
The Intercept, 18 December 2020 A short quote from AAN’s Fazal Muzhary in this reportage by Andrew Quilty: “Madrassas are mostly considered the epicenter of [the] Taliban,” said Fazal Muzhary of Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent research organization based in Kabul.