Tagesspiegel, 12 April 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in the Berlin-based daily about possible international leverage vis-a-vis the Taleban after an eventual peace deal (in German), in an article about the role of the German Berghof Foundation in the Doha peace talks: Auch Thomas Ruttig, Co-Direktor desAfghanistan AnalystNetwork, weist darauf hin, dass rund zwei […]
Tagesspiegel, 11 April 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article telling the stories of families of victims of the latest wave of assassinations in Kabul, on the reasons for the escalation of violence and the return of the Taleban (in German, behind a paywall): „Afghanistan war damals eine Wiederaufbau-Aufgabe“, sagt Thomas Ruttig. Der […]
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) […]
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 […]
Jung & Naiv, 31 March 2021 A 2.5 hours long interview with Tilo Jung in his video blog (in German) about the current situation, peace talks, Germany’s asylum policy and deportations and many other Afghanistan-related issues.
Tageszeitung, 31 March 2021 A guest article for the Berlin-based daily by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, analysing the latest developments in the search for a peaceful solution to the Afghanistan war (in German).
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 […]
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, […]
New York Times, 30 March 2021 A quote from AAN research by Thomas Ruttig in this article: In some areas under Taliban control, they have permitted schools for girls to continue operating, Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, pointed out in a recent paper — though, he notes, this may be driven more by political […]
iDnes, 27 March 2021 AAN’s report by Ali Mohammad Sabawoon and Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article in the Czech online daily, taking stock of the Czech troops’ role in Logar province, under the title “The Czechs were bleeding and helping in Logar for six years, now the Taliban is taking over the province”: […]
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 […]
The New York Times, 22 March 2021 This story from Afghanistan’s Kunar shows the province after the defeat of the local Islamic State branch, in what it calls an uneasy truth between the Taleban and the government forces who cooperated against ISKP which has disintegrated there but not vanished – and it quotes AAN’s recent […]