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Afghanistan’s Looming Catastrophe

Foreign Affairs, 3 December 2021 This article briefly quotes AAN research: The financial collapse is compounded by a Taliban government that seems to have no coherent plan for running the economy and has devoted much of its sparse revenues to paying Taliban fighters, as a recent report by the Afghanistan Analysts Network has suggested.

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Afghanistan’s tumultuous year and uncertain future

France 24, 30 November 2021 AAN’s Kate Clark is extensively quotes in this article on the circumstances and consequences of the Taleban takeover as well as the current socio-economic crisis in Afghanistan: “The consequences of the takeover were calamitous and immediate,” Kate Clark wrote in a special report for the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN). The […]

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Afganistán se hunde bajo el control talibán

El País, 27 November 2021 The leading Spanish newspaper quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on what the trends after the Taleban takeover are in Afghanistan and on the power of the IS in Afghanistan, addressing the question whether it could challenge the Taleban: Thomas Ruttig, uno de los mayores expertos en Afganistán y codirector del centro […]

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‘Business as usual’: Afghan drug trade continues under Taliban

TRT World, 24 November 2021 The official Turkish international broadcaster quotes AAN research in this article by a guest author, Ruport Stone: In 2020 the Taliban prohibited cannabis cultivation in territory under their control, although the ban was not enforced in major cannabis-growing parts of Kandahar and other provinces, according to a recent report by the Afghanistan Analysts […]

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Mädchenbildung verboten?

Tageszeitung, 21 November 2021 In this article for the Berlin daily (in German), AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks at the highly important question whether the Taleban in Afghanistan have banned girls’ education past grade 6 – and finds a mixed picture, with no official ban, areas where fear and local taleban rulers closed schools, but also […]

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Stability remains elusive for Afghanistan

Tribune India, 18 November 2021 Quote and praise of Kate Clark’s AAN research: Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) is writing the best current research on Afghanistan, that wonderland of beauty, ravaged by humans over the past 40 years. In her latest piece on November 11, she writes that even if some humanitarian […]

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Zahlenspiele zur Beruhigung

nd, 17 November 2021 This article in the German left-wing daily looking at German evacuations of Afghan employes and other people in danger briefly quotes from AA research about Afghanistan’s aid dependancy: Laut einem Bericht der Kabuler Denkfabrik »Afghanistan Analysts Network« war das Land abhängig von ausländischen Devisen. Die jährlich 8,5 Milliarden US-Dollar an militärischer […]

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Analysis: Can the ICC deliver justice in Afghanistan?

al-Jazeera, 4 November 2021 In this article looking at further developments around a planned International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, after the ICC dropped the US and former government forces from the list of those to be investigated, AAN’s Ehsan Qaane is quoted as having expressed frustration about this decision: […]

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