Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghan Farmers Fear For Livelihoods As Taliban Bans Opium

Gandhara, 14 April 2022 The RFE/RL Afghanistan report quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: Thomas Ruttig, [former] co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent think tank, says most farmers grow poppies to stay out of poverty. “This ban might push them back into poverty, which might have consequences,” he told RFE/RL. He says the Taliban won the […]

AAN in the Media

Taliban versuchen Medien auf Linie zu bringen

Deutsche Welle, 4 April 2022 In this article about the situation of the media under the Taleban, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted extensively (in German), beginning with saying that the closure of many media was not only the result of Taleban restrictions but also of the long-term drying out of international funding: Dies gehe allerdings […]

AAN in the Media