Our co-director, Kate Clark, was asked to give testimony to the International Relations and Defence Committee of the UK House of Lord’s (the British parliament’s unelected second chamber). It has launched an inquiry aimed at exploring the UK’s diplomatic, military and aid strategy for Afghanistan, especially in the light of the Doha talks. The committee […]
The Economist, 19 September 2020 AAN research is quoted on this analysis of the Afghan peace talks in Doha: Hopes that violence would subside after America’s deal with the Taliban were dampened in the summer. A study by the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a research group, found that both sides have become more restrained in proclaiming […]
The New Humanitarian, 15 September 2020 AAN’s Ehsan Qaane is quoted in this article about the Afghanistan Center for Memory and Dialogue‘s basement museum in Kabul to commemorate the untold stories of the victims of Afghanistan’s 40-year conflict: “Political deals have always ignored the voices of victims and neglected the issue of justice,” said Ehsan […]
Deutschlandfunk, 12 September 2020 Listen to an interview on German public radio (in German) with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the start of the Afghan peace talks in Doha. Go to 12.9. and click on the title given above.
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
SRF, 12 September 2020 Listen to an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on Swiss public radio (in German) on the Doha Afghan peace talks.
dpa/Der Standard, 6 September 2020 This article (in German) gives a preview on the planned intra-Afghan (government-Taleban) peace negotiations in Doha. It quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig as saying that he does not believe that the Taleban will agree to the government’s demand to declare a ceasefire parallel with starting talks, but that there is a […]
Peace News Network, 5 September 2020 A short quote from AAN’s Kate Clark, on the Afghan peace talks, in this article.
RFE/RL, 27 August 2020 AAN’s Obaid Ali is quoted in this piece, about the importance relations of current high-ranking Taleban officials had with late founder Mullah Omar for their current standing in the movement. “Mullah Omar was a charismatic leader and there remains huge respect for him, his family, and even his close associates, many […]
NPR, 18 August 2020 Kate Clark is quoted in this NPR analysis of how the Afghan peace process is faring and how US electoral politics might affect it – and affect Afghan politicians’ calculations: “The Kabul government does seem to be holding out for a Biden presidency.” Yet a Biden win might not help, says […]