Voice of America, 13 August 2022 AAN’s Roxanna Shapour is quoted here: The donors are “facing a dilemma,” according to Roxanna Shapour of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, adding that they want to assist Afghanistan, but “they are not sure how to engage with the Taliban.” Shapour noted that the international community does not recognize the […]
Tageszeitung, 13 August 2022 In this weekend issue of the Berlin-based daily, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks back at one year of the second Taleban regime in Afghanistan (in German). He concludes: So far, the Taliban have been “still dominated by the ideology of pragmatism,” as the Afghan journalist Fazelminullah Qazizai writes. (…)It is unclear whether […]
AFP/France24, 10 August 2022 AAN’s Roxanna Shapour is quoted here on the issue of how to support the Afghan population and not strengthening the Taleban regime: Over the past year, would-be donors have grappled with the conundrum of funnelling fresh funding to the ailing nation, which the Taliban rebranded the “Islamic Emirate” in line with […]
Tageszeitung, 8 August 2022 An abbreviated version (in German) of Ehsan Qaane’s AAN text on the debates in The Hague’s ICC about who is representing Afghanistan there and what that means for justice for Afghans in the Berlin-based daily, as a guest commentary.
NewLines, 1 August 2022 In this new study on IS’s franchise in Afghanistan and the death of its leader Zia ul-Haq Zia aka Abu Omar Khorasani, its authors Fazelminallah Qazizai and Chris Sands mention that it has also been informed by “studies from organizations including the Afghanistan Analysts Network, the Center for Middle East Policy […]
WeltTrends, August 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, in a text on the first year in power of the new Taleban regime for this German foreign policy magazine, sees it on the way to a theocracy, with trying to basing the entire system on Sharia law exclusively, abandoning state institutions established after 2001 and organising religious legitimisation […]
Tageszeitung, 22 July 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig summarises the latest UN report about Afghanistan’s human rights situation under the Taleban (in German).
Fair Planet, 6 July 2022 The environment-focussed website quotes from guest author Mayar’s AAN piece: Commenting on the state of the environment in the Taliban’s Afghanistan, Mohammad Assem Mayar, a researcher at the Afghanistan Analysts Network, stated that ruptured ties with erstwhile donors and the international system in general have torpedoed many activities aimed at mitigating the […]
Tageszeitung, 3 July 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks back at the Taleban’s Grand Ulema Conference in Kabul and its repercussions (in German). He sees a further step towards the institutionalisation of the Emirate, under the formula “sharia plus internal unity plus [utopian] autarky”. And Taleban amir Hebatullah still able to plaster over internal disagreements.
Tageszeitung, 27 June 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig gives a brief overview of the new anti-Taleban resistance groups inside and outside the country, concluding that they face a “lack of broader mobilisation” due to the facts that many in Afghanistan identify their leaders with the previous governments systemic corruption”, “war crimes” of the past and, mainly, […]
dpa/ARD-Tagesschau, 24 June 2022 The website of Germany’s main public news reel, via dpa, quotes from AAN research on the penultimate Afghan detainee in Guantanamo, just released.
Tageszeitung, 24 June 2022 Op-ed commentary (in German) by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in the Berlin-based daily, arguing that “donor governments, despite their well-founded rejection of the Taleban regime, should now mobilise all assistance that is needed.”