New York Times/Irish Times, 23 June 2021 A brief quote from recent AAN research by Ali Yawar Adili: “For the first time in 20 years, power brokers are speaking publicly about mobilising armed men,” the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a research group in Kabul, wrote in a June 4th report.
Deutsche Welle, 14 June 2021 This analysis of the power balance in the region around Afghanistan on the website of Germany’s international public broadcaster extensively quotes from an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German).
Deutsche Welle, 11 June 2021 Summary of an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the Taleban’s post-troop withdrawal strategy on the website of Germany’s international public broadcaster extensively quotes from an (in German).
dpa/Wiener Zeitung, 6 June 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this news item of German News Agency on the continued Taleban offensive in Afghanistan (in German): Der Afghanistan-Experte Thomas Ruttig von der Kabuler Denkfabrik Afghanistan Analysts Network streicht das aktuelle Tempo der Angriffe hervor. “Die Eroberung von mehreren Distrikten in wenigen Tagen hat es […]
ZDF, 4 June 2021 This article on the website of the second largest German public TV broadcaster briefly quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about Afghanistan’s “very dire security situation” in the context of criticism of Germany’s continued deportations of Afghans into the war zone.
Tageszeitung, 1 June 2021 Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, Rohullah Sorush and Reza Kazemi in the Berlin-based daily about the outbreak of the third Covid-19 wave in Afghanistan (in German).
nd, 31 May 2021 AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili is quoted in this article discussing different scenarios, including on a future reconstruction of Afghanistan – Ali with a more sceptical view on new regional rivalry triggered by President Ghani’s connctivity projects: Glaubt man dem afghanischen Präsidenten Aschraf Ghani, dann habe sein Land nun die Chance, alle […]
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 30 May 2021 AAN research on the Taleban’s parallel government and AAN’s Thomas Ruttig are quoted in this article by one of the leading German dailies, on scenarios for a future Afghanistan: “Die Taliban werden warten, bis die ausländischen Truppen wirklich weg sind und dann anfangen, einen eigenen Gesprächsfaden zu spinnen, ihre eigenen […]
Tageszeitung, 17 May 2021 A portrait of the Afghan Taleban movement between “continuity and change” – with four short portraits of leaders or important figures: Hebatullah Akhundzada, Serajuddin Haqqani, Mullah Baradar and Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanakzai (in German).
Gandhara (RFE/RL), 12 May 2021 In this article which supposes that the Taleban are “creating the illusion that it remains committed to the peace process to gain further concessions from the United States”, AAN’s Ali Adili is quoted as saying: “The Taliban realizes that if it officially announces a spring offensive it would formalize the […]
dpa/Bieler Tageblatt, 9 May 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the ‘signature’ of the 8 May 2021 Dascht-e Barchi terrorist attack on a girls school (in German): Aus Sicht des Afghanistan-Experten Thomas Ruttig trägt der Anschlag die Handschrift des IS. Man könne aber auch Sabotage-Aktionen von Kräften nicht ausschliessen, die an den inner-afghanischen Friedensverhandlungen nicht interessiert […]
Tageszeitung, 9 May 2021 Op-ed (online and in print on 10 May) by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, summarising information about the terrorist attack on a girls school in Kabul, the contradictory finger-pointing on who might have been the perpetrators and on tendencies of self-arming among the targeted Afghan Shia communities (in German).