Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Legenden und Sagen vom Hindukusch

Stimme Russlands (Russia), 11 January 2013 The German service of Russian radio quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the role of ISAF forces: ‘Die westlichen Truppen sind einerseits stabilisierend – auch in den Augen des großen Teils der afghanischen Bevölkerung. Sie sind aber auch ein destabilisierender Faktor, denn sie werden auch weiterhin ein Angriffsziel bleiben. Die […]

AAN in the Media

Unterschriften gegen sexuelle Gewalt

Tageszeitung (Berlin), 8 January 2013 In a short article, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig reports a gang rape case from Ghazni province and the protest campaign of Afghan civil society organisations for a better implementation of the Law for the Elimination of Violence against Women, also quoting AAN’s Wazhma Samandary’s AAN blog on the subject.

AAN in the Media

‘Zivilisten geraten zwischen die Fronten’

ARTE online, 8 January 2013 The French-German TV channel’s website publishes an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German) about the humanitarian outcome of the Afghan war. He mentions the lack of a sufficient response by governments to the UN calls for winter relief, the problems of civilians between the frontlines and of the population […]

AAN in the Media

Ashraf Ghani: Afghan national identity at risk

Examiner.com, 4 January 2013 ‘According to the Afghanistan Analysts Network’s Thomas Rutting, claims of the Taliban “softening” its posture represent “wishful thinking” by Western leaders who are in “mission liquidation” mode and tend to frame minor developments as major breakthroughs. … Rutting also underlined the fact that the process still requires a broader representation of […]

AAN in the Media

Local police an uncertain player in Afghan future

AFP, 31 December 2012 ‘The Afghan Local Police, branded by some critics as an incompetent Taliban-linked militia, is one of the many security challenges facing the country as international troops withdraw’ writes the news agency and quotes AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini as saying: ‘Reducing insecurity in the short-term has positive aspects but it is laying the […]

AAN in the Media

Afghanistan vor dem Abzug der ISAF-Truppen

ARD/Tagesschau.de, 31 December 2012 In an article discussing the viability of the Afghan security forces (in German), AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini is quotes as saying: “On paper, the army might have a good standard. Every Afghans supports it, even the Taleban; they want to have the command over it, naturally. But the quality of the recruits […]

AAN in the Media