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AAN in the Media

Taleban: Schießen und Verhandeln (Shooting and Talking)

nd (Berlin), 9 July 2021 The German daily quotes AAN’s Ali Adili: »Zweifellos haben die Taliban viel Terrain erobert, im Norden, im Westen«, sagt dem »nd« Ali Yawar Adili, der in Kabul als Country Director des Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) arbeitet. Aber die Situation sei »volatil« und ändere sich ständig. In der Provinz Herat, in […]

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Rural Afghan Women Fear Loss of Rights in Peace Deal / پژوهش: زنان روستایی نگران آیندۀ پسا صلح با طالبان استند

ToloNews, 8 July 2021 The leading Afghan news website reports AAN’s latest special report, ‘Between Hope and Fear. Rural Afghan women talk about peace and war’ and quotes Kabul colleague Khadija Hussaini who contributed, on both its English and Dari language website, saying: AAN findings indicate that the women in remote regions of Afghanistan have […]

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As Taliban advance, Afghan women hug their rights

Christian Science Monitor, 8 July 2021 The US online publication extensively refers to recent AAN research on rural Afghan women: According to a new survey by the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), rural women are very concerned about retaining the civic rights that they have gained since a U.S.-led invasion ousted the Taliban two decades ago. […]

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Krieg in Afghanistan: Die Taliban rücken vor, Deutschland schiebt ab (War in Afghanistan: The Taleban advance, Germany deports)

ARD (German TV), 8 July 2021 Monitor, a political magazine in leading German public broadcaster ARD, quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on current changes in Afghanistan’s security situation, particularly in areas until recently in the German military’s reponsibility (from the German transcript): Thomas Ruttig, Afghanistan Analysts Network: “In den Gebieten, in denen die Bundeswehr aktiv war zuletzt, […]

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Afghan War Moves North

The Diplomat, 8 July 2021 AAN research by Kate Clark and Obaid Ali is quoted here, saying the Taleban “targeting the north now looks like a pre-emptive strike to prevent a northern opposition from organising.”

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The US and allies have a duty to Afghan interpreters

Financial Times, 4 July 2021 The Financial Tims’ editorial underlining western countries’ duty to protect their Afghan local staff from Taleban threats quotes from AAN when arguing that the US-led ‘coalition’ failed to achive one ‘strategic aim’ of the intervention – removing the Taleban from power: As the Taliban has ratcheted up violence they have […]

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After the retreat: what now for Afghanistan?

The Observer, 4 July 2021 Quotes from a recent AAN report by Kate Clark and Obaid Ali: “That the Taliban would launch widespread attacks while, or immediately after, US forces left was to be expected, but the scale and speed of the Afghan National Security Forces’ collapse was not,” said Kate Clark of the Afghanistan […]

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‘This is the first time I am holding a gun’: Afghans take up arms to fight the Taliban

The World, 30 June 2021 AAN’s Ali Adili is quoted in this report on the public radio’s website, being skeptical about new ‘popular’ and militia arming: Definitely, it’s not a good thing that people are getting mobilized and arming themselves against the Taliban,” said Ali Yawar Adili, researcher with the Afghan[istan] Analysts Network in Kabul. “People are […]

AAN in the Media