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ARTE Journal: US Elections and Afghanistan

ARTE (French-German TV), 6 November 2012 The evening news draw a balance of Obama’s Afghanistan policy, and AAN’s Gran Hewad is on air, saying that the US have early on given away the chance for an honest state-building process, have practically excluded civil society forces and instead re-empowered people who have committed war crimes (His […]

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Saudi Arabia Positions Itself For Larger Afghan Role

RFE/RL, 6 November 2012 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is extensively quoted on Saudi Arabia’s recent efforts to play a greater role in Afghanistan. “There are very strained relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Both those countries will be competing for influence in Afghanistan, with the sectarian differences between both sides in the background,” Ruttig says. “So […]

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Questions abound as Afghans ponder 2014 elections

dpa/Gulf Times, 2 November 2012 The German news agency quotes from Thomas Ruttig’s AAN blog about the Afghan elections: the expected shortcomings of the 2014 elections ‘reflect on how poorly … the post-Taliban political process has been implemented and how weak the state of Afghan governance and democracy still remains’ and that the existing 17mn […]

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Taliban can run for the Afghan presidency

Deutsche Welle (English), 2 November 2012 Ain his election date blog, Thomas Ruttig is quoted here as saying that inviting the Taliban to run in elections was nothing really new and that the same offer had been made to the militants earlier. The Taliban, he said, had not accepted the offer. Ruttig hoped that this […]

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AAN In The Media – October 2012

Kremlin’s Blunder Backfires in Central Asia Turkish Weekly, 31 October 2012 Author Ryskeldi Satke looks at latest developments in Russia’s Central Asia policy after Putin’s re-election. Amon others, he quotes a blog by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig underscoring comments made by the Tajik opposition figures according to whom the threat of the Taliban marching over the […]

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سیما سمر برنده جایزه «نوبل الترناتیف» شد

Deutsche Welle (Farsi-Programme), 27 September 2012 Article about Sima Samar winning the ‘alternative Nobel price’, quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: توماس روتیش، یکی از دو مدیر شبکه تحلیلگران افغانستان به خبرگزاری آلمان گفت که سیما سمر «در یک محیط بسیار نامساعد» به حیث رییس کمیسیون مستقل حقوق بشر کار کرده است. به گفته او، این کمیسیون […]

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AAN In The Media – September 2012

The Tricky Business Of Reintegrating The Taliban  NPR, 28 September 2012 In an attempt to put down the insurgency in Afghanistan, the international community has spent millions to try to reintegrate former Taliban fighters and other militants back into society. So how well has it worked? Critics like Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analysts Network […]

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AAN In The Media – August 2012

Political analyst on Afghanistan killings ABC News, 31 August 2012 AAN analyst Fabrizio Foschini is featured in a long video interview regarding the ‘green on blue’ attack which cost the lives of three Australian soldiers in Uruzgan, and more broadly on the possible origin of these attacks and the concerns they create for the future […]

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AAN In The Media – July 2012

Taliban wollen NATO-Basen übernehmen N24 (German news channel), 31 July 2012 AAN’s Kate Clark i quoted here, from a dpa news agency report, on the Taleban agreeing with the Afghan government that NATO should not destroy but hand over bases: ‘This shows extraordinary confidence or foolishness’, adding the Taliban are ‘really, really confident’ that either […]

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AAN In The Media – June 2012

The Taliban and Fear  The Diplomat, 26 June 2012 The Indian blog, in an article by Sanjay Kumar, quotes from Thomas Ruttig’s AAN blog about the Taleban attack in Kargha. Her er slakteren som overtar «norsk» provins Dagbladet (Norway), 25 June 2012 In an article reporting Dostum tightening his grip over the northern province of […]

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AAN In The Media – May 2012

The Afghan conflict’s ‘terrible mistakes’  New Straits Times, 30 May 2012 The intervention veered from ‘too little too late’ in its crucial early years, to one of ‘too much too late’,” according to Barbara Stapleton of the Afghanistan Analysts Network. In a May 16 report, the former senior political adviser to the special representative of […]

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