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AAN in the Media

Afghan opium’s big high

El País (English), 13 February 2024 In this article in one of the leading Spanish dailies reporting that the price of opium poppy in Afghanistan has reached its highest level in two decades following two years of a Taleban ban in its cultivation and its social consequences, AAN is quoted: “The ban has deprived millions of […]

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The Benefits Of Afghan Women

Alpha Radio Live (Kenya), 7 January 2024 The Kenyan radio broadcast a programme about Afghan women. In it, it also refers – via Thomas Ruttig’s AAN obituary, to General Suhaila Sediq, one of the two women ministers in Afghanistan’s first post-Taleban 1 caninet.

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Afghanistan-Untersuchungsausschuss: Die Fragen bleiben

Tageszeitung, 17 January 2024 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this analysis of the work so far of German parliament’s – the Bundestag – enquiry committee about the last phase of German engagement in Afghanistan (in German). The more important of the quotes: Analyst Ruttig recently wrote that the [committee’s] ongoing analysis of the Doha […]

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Neue diplomatische Krise: Iranische Raketen treffen Pakistan

Tageszeitung, 7 January 2024 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks at Iranian attacks on Iranian-Baloch insurgent camps in Pakistan, giving background about the Baloch, including about those in Afghanistan. An updated version on Thomas’s blog, including reporting of Pakistan’s retaliation against insugent Pakistani Balochs in Iran and the quick mending of Pakistani-Iranian relations after the incidents (all […]

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Taleban: Frauen „zahlen“ für Nato-Einsatz

Tageszeitung, 12 January 2024 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig summarises the news about the recent Taleban ‘bad hijab’ razzias in Kabul and elsewhere – including that arrested women had reportedly been told that they are made to pay for the ‘US/NATO aggression’ – as well as the IEA’s first publication of numbers of the Afghan prison population […]

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Zwei Frauenrechtlerinnen frei

Tageszeitung, 20 December 2023 Guest article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in the Berlin-based daily, reporting the recent release of two women activists from jail by the Taleban after about three months, but also that they do not talk publicly about their prison time, as a result of Taleban threats to them and their families. He […]

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Afghanistan: Abschied vom Opium

Deutsche Welle, 20 December 2023 This analysis of the Taleban’s ban of opium and other drugs contains some quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig. On the question whether the religious arguments with which the ban had been justified were plausible, he says: “In my opinion, the fact that the Taliban are also harming themselves with this […]

AAN in the Media