al-Jazeera, 7 May 2022 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here as saying on the Taleban’s ‘burqa edict’: “Many months into their reign of power in Afghanistan, the Taliban have imposed one of the most iconic aspect of their rule from the 1990s, which is forcing women to cover their faces in public, and it’s clearly […]
Daily Telegraph, 19 April 2022 The British daily quotes from an AAN report, about the macro-economic context of the Taleban’s latest ban on opium poppy cultivation: A recent report by the Afghanistan Analysts Network said: “Afghanistan has already lost most of its other foreign income in the form of on and off-budget support, both civilian […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tageszeitung, 31 March 2022 In this op-ed for the Berlin-based daily, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks at a series of recent Afghanistan-related meetings hosted by China’s government and the latest UN donor conference (in German).
The Conversation, 28 March 2022 This article by long-term Afghanistan analyst Sippi Azarbaijani Moghaddam deflates the myth about the success of girls education under the Western-backed predecessor government to the Taleban, also linking to AAN’s March 2017 seminal report, “A Success Story Marred by Ghost Numbers: Afghanistan’s inconsistent education statistics.”
Nature, 28 March 2022 The leading science magazine quotes from a recent AAN report in its editorial: Others in the Taliban envisage a different future. … Many have been to schools and universities abroad and acquired professional qualifications. Among their number are current Taliban leaders whose own daughters and sons are being educated, according to […]
The Guardian, 23 March 2022 AAN is quoted in this Guardian editorial: … as the Afghanistan Analysts Network warned recently: “This is not an economic crisis that has mainly hit the poor and the vulnerable and it cannot be addressed by emergency food aid alone. At its most basic level, the economy needs its cash to flow […]
Settesere qui, 19 March 2022 Interview with regular AAN contributor Fabrizio Foschini in this regional newspaper in the Romagna region (in Italian).
The Diplomat, 8 March 2022 In this article reflecting on women’s rights in Afghanistan, the author refers to and quotes from AAN research on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) law: Although the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) law was promulgated in 2009 by presidential decree, it was the 2013 attempt to ratify […]
nd, 27 February 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig describes in this article how the US-driven freezing of Afghan assets abroad triggered a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan and how both many Afghans and Afghan experts see these measures as ‘economic warfare’ against the Taleban that actually hit the population not the regime.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 24 February 2022 In this article about the exclusion of women and girls from education under the second Taleban regime, the Swiss daily quotes from an AAN report that the Taleban position vis-a-vis girls education has in fact changed in some aspects (in German): Laut einem Bericht des Afghanistan Analysts Network dürfte sich die […]