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AAN in the Media

AAN In The Media – October 2010

Ett fuskval ‘bra nog åt afghaner’ (Bogus elections good enough for Afghans) Fredskoalitionen, 31 October 2010 Valövervakare Martine van Bijlert från ‘Afghanistan Analysts Network’ beskrev den Oberoende Valkommissionens attityd på detta sätt: ”Om man vill veta var de övriga rösterna kommer ifrån, har de olagligt lagts till de ogiltiga, så nu har de avlägsnats, och […]

AAN in the Media

AAN In The Media – September 2010

Afghanistan opium crop blight sends drug prices soaring Christian Science Monitor, 30 Sept. 2010 In article on Afghanistan’s expected decline of the poppy harvest, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted on the expected impact it might have on the Taleban: ‘The poppy income is not the single, major income or revenue source for the Taliban. It’s […]

AAN in the Media

AAN In The Media – August 2010

Afghan Police’s Lack of Guns and Gas Shows U.S. Exit Plan Flaw Bloomberg, 31 August 2010 Baghlan’s police suffer unstable leadership because of power struggles among ethnic Pashtun and Tajik clans that have seen 10 provincial governors and numerous police chiefs appointed in nine years, said Fabrizio Foschini of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a research […]

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AAN In The Media – July 2010

Knowledge of Afghanistan ‘astonishingly thin’ BBC, 31 July 2010 Afghan studies is an “orphan subject,” hardly taught at universities in the UK, finds the BBC’s Ray Furlong. And he quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in saying that it is not much different in germany and elsewhere in Europe. Holland geht, “M” bleibt (Holland Leaves, “M” Stays) […]

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AAN In The Media – June 2010

The position of Hazaras in Afghanistan The Hazara Network, 30 Juni 2010 Blogpost on the position of Hazaras quotes Thomas Ruttig’s June 18 blog ‘A New Taliban Front? (referring to it as a ‘study’ by the highly-regarded Afghanistan Analysts Network) that ‘Taleban involvement also was presumed in this year’s renewed clashes between settled Hazaras and […]

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AAN In The Media – May 2010

Zu wenig, reichlich spät – Stabilisierungsmaßnahmen in Afghanistan zwischen Terrorismus- und Aufstandsbekämpfung Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (Bonn), 21-22/2010 This contribution to a weekly newspaper supplement of 7 articles on Pakistan and Afghanistan, discusses how much the new Obama/McChrystal strategy really represents a strategic shift (in German, avaibale on the web from 22 May onwards). Talking […]

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AAN In The Media – April 2010

It takes the Villages Foreign Affairs, May/June 2010 Seth Jones quotes from publications by AAN members Antonio Giustozzi and Martine van Bijlert. Britain’s Forged Role in the World Khilafa.com, 26 April 2010 This brief discussion of Britain’s role in the world mentions AAN’s recent report on reintegration, describing it as “highly critical of the British-backed […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

AAN in the Media