Washington Post, 1 May 2021 In this article by Missy Ryan and Susannah George, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is both quoted directly and from his recently published article at West Point’s CTC Sentinel: Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, said he believes the Taliban is waiting to gauge its strength relative to other parties, […]
Bayerischer Rundfunk, 30 April 2021 Listen to the podcast of an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about another planned (later ‘postponed’) deportation of rejected Afghan asylum seekers from Germany (in German).
Gandhara, 22 Apil 2021 This article in the RFE/RL Afghanistan-Pakistan blog quotes AAN’s Ali Adili: Ali Adili, a researcher at the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent think tank in Kabul, says the international military presence kept in check many of the country’s former strongmen, who received high-ranking roles within the government in a nod to […]
Tagesspiegel, 22 April 2021 Thomas Ruttig’s op-ed in the Berlin daily (in German), arguing that US and NATO’s support for warlords instead of democratisation contributed to the current dire situation in Afghanistan, and that the troop withdrawal is attempt to shed responsibility for the West’s contribution to it.
Die Zeit, 17 April 2021 An extensive interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig with the online version of the leading German weekly, commenting on the announcement of the unconditional withdrawal of US troops and the Taleban’s rejection to attend a planned peace conference in Istanbul.
Die Welt, 17 April 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article for the conservative German daily about the story of a group of Afghan asylum seekers deported back to their country from Germany, about the situation after the US troop withdrawal announcement (in German, not online): „Es bleibt abzuwarten, wie die Tali-ban darauf […]
SRF, 16 April 2021 Listen to a 20 minutes interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig at Swiss public radio looking at scenarios following th announced US military withdrawal from Afghanistan (in German).
Stars and Stripes, 16 April 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article about possible economic consequences of the US and NATO troop withdrawal: If the economy gets worse, people may take up weapons again to feed their families, said Thomas Ruttig, co-director of Afghanistan Analysts Network. “Afghanistan might become worse off (economically) than […]
Tageszeitung, 15 April 2021 Summarising report and analysis on US President Joe Biden’s announcement of the final US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan (in German).
Tageszeitung, 15 April 2021 Op-ed commentary by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in the Berlin-based daily about the US announcement of an unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan (in German): Since the US and its Western allies are not innocent of the messy situation in Afghanistan, the withdrawal of troops as a door opener for the Taliban is […]
NOS, 15 April 2021 Quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig at the Dutch public broadcaster NOS’s website, on the US announcement of their unconditional troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: Op de vraag of het vertrek een verstandig besluit is, reageert Thomas Ruttig van het Afghanistan Analysts Network stellig: “Er was geen ruimte meer voor goede keuzes. De […]
Tagesspiegel, 15 April 2021 Quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this article by the Berlin-based daily (in German) summarising reactions of German analysts to the US troop withdrawal announcement from Afghanistan: Weil die Nato mitziehen muss, erwarten unabhängige Experten schlimme Folgen. „Etwas Gutes für Afghanistan entsteht aus dieser Entscheidung nicht“, sagte der Kodirektor des Afghanistan […]