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AAN in the Media

AAN In The Media – March 2010

Obama’s surprise visit to Afghanistan Deutsche Welle, 29 March 2010 Listen to an audio file of Thomas Ruttig’s (English-language) interview about the significance of President Obama’s recent brief visit to Afghanistan. On a question whether Obama was ‘lecturing’ Karzai on governance, he replied that this would be appreciated by many Afghans. ‘Taliban können nicht besiegt […]

AAN in the Media

AAN In The Media – February 2010

Niederländische Methoden (Dutch Methods) Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag, 28 February 2010 In this article about the soon-to-end ‘Dutch model’ in Uruzgan, Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying that one aim of the current Marja offensive is to project that the ANA and ANP build-up is working. Angriff auf Gästehäuser (Attack on Guest Houses) tageszeitung […]

AAN in the Media

AAN In The Media – January 2010

The Habitus of Superiority Brittania Radio, 29 January 2010 Article quotes Thomas Ruttig on the London conference (“has not been sufficiently prepared” and does not promise any notable results) and the reintegration plans (notes, that a similar program had already been applied years ago. One “cannot even call it unsuccessful; it was a grandiose failure.”) […]

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AAN In The Media – December 2009

Afghanistan ska lära fred från Nordirland (Afghanistan to learn peace in Northern Ireland) Amnesty Press (Sweden), 29 December 2009 Martine van Bijlert is quoted on the possibilities for negotiations with the Taliban. Aussie explosive detection unit, black labrador Sabi rescued from the hand of Taliban whatsonxiamen.com / Daily Telegraph (Australia), 28 December 2009 The Daily […]

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AAN In The Media – November 2009

Talking with the Taliban Time magazine, 30 November 2009 In this analysis of the pros and cons of negotiiating with the Taleban, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted: ‘Even before 9/11 the [Taleban] wanted to play ball. We didn’t take them seriously then, but we should start doing that now.’ Liberal Peace is dead? Not so […]

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AAN In The Media – October 2009

Concerns rise about runoff election UPI, 29 October 2009 This analysis of the news agency quotes Francesc Vendrell saying that the people’s faith already has been badly shaken by the widespread fraud in the first round and that the IEC remaining in position in its current form ‘will only come as confirmation.’ Former UN Envoy […]

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AAN In The Media – September 2009

VN sturen Amerikaanse gezant de laan uit (UN dismisses American envoy) De Standaard Daily (Belgium), 30 September 2009. Article on Gaibrath’s dismissal quotes AAN on the fact that the UN had initiated an internal inquiry into a leak to the press on the existence of fake polling stations. Conflict binnen VN over fraude Afghanistan (Conflict […]

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AAN In The Media – August 2009

Depois da euforia pós-eleitoral, a confrontação com a realidade afegã O Diplomata, 31 August 2009 Martine van Bijlert is quoted in a Portugese blog by Alexandre Guerra on O Diplomata, on the likelihood of systematic fraud in the past elections. Fraude zet Afghanistan op scherp (Fraud polarises Afghanistan) Volkskrant Daily (Netherlands), 31 August 2009. The […]

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AAN In The Media – July 2009

Amerikanen in Afghanistan nog zoekende Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, 29 July 2009 Martine van Bijlert is quoted on the role of the US and the UN in Afghanistan. Bundeswehr faces uphill battle against Taliban Deutsche Welle radio (Voice of Germany, online version), 28 July 2009 In a report about the Afghan-German operation in Kunduz province, Thomas […]

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AAN In The Media – May 2009

US and Taliban to Redouble Afghan Efforts New York Times, 31 May 2009 Martine van Bijlert is quoted on people’s attitudes towards the upcoming elections. Het wespennest van de dorpspolitiek  De Volkskrant (Amsterdam), 4 May 2009 Martine van Bijlert is quoted on the relationship between local communities and the Taliban (The hornet’s nest of village […]

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AAN In The Media – April 2009

Karsai kandidiert mit Warlord-Septett (Karzai Runs with Warlord Septett) Die Tageszeitung (Berlin), 28 April 2009 Article by Thomas Ruttig describing the implications of Karzai’s electoral alliance with Afghan warlords. Der Vormarsch der pakistanischen Taliban (Pakistani Taleban on the March) Frankfurter Allgemeine, 23 April 2009 Thomas Ruttig is quoted on the advance of the Pakistani Taliban […]

AAN in the Media