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AAN in the Media

An Endgame in the Endless War

Slate, 5 April 2021 Two quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this analysis by the US magazine of the The Biden administration’s search “for a way to get out—and stay out—of Afghanistan.” The first one on US co-responsibility for the current situation (ongoing and escalated war, not peace; high poverty levels instead of successful reconstruction) […]

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Afghanistan: Winning the War or Building a State?

ODI blog, 31 March 2021 In this short analysis of Western-funded security sector institution building and reform as well as of the current status of the ANSF main forces (except the NDS), the author states that “the objective of ‘winning the war’ has frequently undermined the very state that was being built” and that “[t]he […]

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Die Abschiebeoase: Das Hotel »Spinzar« in Kabul als erste Anlaufstelle für zurückgewiesene Geflüchtete

nd, 31 March 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig quoted in the Berlin based daily on Germany’s and Austria’s asylum policies on Afghanistan in this reportage by Emran Feroz about Kabul’s Spinzar Hotel, a transitional shelter for deported unsuccessful Afghan asylum seekers without a place or family to go to in Afghanistan (in German): Thomas Ruttig, Co-Direktor […]

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Afghanischer Präsident deutet Zustimmung zu Übergangsregierung an

dpa/SDA, 30 March 2021 The German/Swiss news agency includes a short quote by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on Afghan president Ghani’s (conditions-based) agreement to an interim government he, so far, had vehemently opposed (in German): Aus Sicht des Afghanistan-Experten Thomas Ruttig von der Kabuler Denkfabrik Afghanistan Analysts Network hat Ghani offenbar dem Druck der USA nachgegeben, […]

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Afghanistan: “Only bad choices”

Journal21, 24 March 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted on the Swiss online news portal from his latest AAN report on the Afghan peace process and the US attempts to ‘accelerate’ it (in German): Thomas Ruttig, der Co-Direktor des „Afghanistan Analysts Network“ schreibt, die USA „faces only bad choices“. Was sie auch immer entscheiden, es […]

AAN in the Media