The National (Dubai), 12 October 2021 AAN’s Ali Adili is quoted here on the Taleban-IS relationship: As for Afghans who have already endured more than four decades of war, ISKP has become “a new spectre haunting the people”, independent Afghanistan analyst Ali Adili said. “The Taliban as a militant group has poor-to-zero accountability when it […]
dpa/Süddeutsche Zeitung, 8 October 2021 In this article in on eof the leading German dailies, dpa material with quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is used (In German) on ISs strength in Afghanistan: Dem Afghanistan-Experten Thomas Ruttig von der Denkfabrik Afghanistan Analysts Network zufolge bedeuten die Anschläge des IS nicht, dass die Gruppe stärker geworden ist. […]
Augsburger Allgemeine, 8 October 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted (in German) in this aricle in the southern Germany-based daily about the German defence ministry’s first round of an attempted appraisal of the German mission in Afghanistan. Thomas calls the attempt an ‘introspection’ missing ‘a sufficient number of independent voices’: Für Thomas Ruttig, Direktor des […]
Ahval, 1 October 2021 Here, an earlier AAN report about Afghan migrants in Turkey is quoted: In Turkey, refugees are left to fend for themselves, according to a bitter conclusion that the Afghanistan Analysts Network published in a report at the end of last year.
Wall Street Journal, 30 September 2021 The US daily reports about Taleban land seizures in Daikundi province, about which German magazine Der Spiegel reported in more detail (see AAN recommended reads), and quotes AAN’s Ehsan Qaane: Regardless of the merits of the land dispute, “the way the Taliban force locals to leave their houses and […]
TRT World, 27 September 2021 AAN’s Obaid li is quoted in this piece on the Turkish broadcaster’s website on the structures of the Taleban, on their Rahbari Shura: “In some cases, the Shura is a consultation body. In some other cases, the Shura has different responsibilities and also some authority,” says Obaid Ali, an Afghan […]
Yeni Şafak, 25 September 2021 The Turkish newspaper quotes a recent AAN report on the Afghan economy: Grants to Afghanistan amount to $8.5 billion per year – equal to 43% of the country’s gross domestic product – and pay for 75% of public expenditure, 50% of its budget, and around 90% of government security spending, […]
Independent, 21 September 2021 This opinion piece in the British newspaper (behind a pay wall) quotes from recent AAN research on the deteriorating social situation in Afghanistan, price hikes etc. See also here, not behind a pay wall.
Bloomberg/Washington Post, 19 September 2021 The news agency quotes from recent AAN research on the social situation in Afghanistan: As the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent research group, wrote on Sept. 6, the price of essential items, from flour to cooking oil, has risen while the value of the afghani, the currency, is depreciating. In a second-hand market […]
The Guardian, 17 September 2021 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here on the Taleban’s education policy for girls and women pre-2001 and currently: “Education and literacy are so strongly valued in Islam that the Taliban could not ban girls schools on Islamic grounds, so they always said they would open them when security improved. It […]
Just Security, 16 September 2021 Huma Saeed, in this essay on justice and accountability during the past 20 years of the Afghan conflict, quotes from a 2013 AAN report: In effect, the United States reinvigorated warlords who had been militarily defeated and politically relegated to obscurity under the Taliban. Some factional commanders even anticipated disarmament […]
The Guardian, 14 September 2021 The British daily quotes recent AAN research about a power struggle in the Taleban leadership and the disappearence from public view of their deputy leader Mulla Baradar: Baradar was already considered to have lost out in the internal Taliban disputes over the formation of the new government, according to the […]