WeltTrends, August 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, in a text on the first year in power of the new Taleban regime for this German foreign policy magazine, sees it on the way to a theocracy, with trying to basing the entire system on Sharia law exclusively, abandoning state institutions established after 2001 and organising religious legitimisation […]
Tageszeitung, 22 July 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig summarises the latest UN report about Afghanistan’s human rights situation under the Taleban (in German).
Fair Planet, 6 July 2022 The environment-focussed website quotes from guest author Mayar’s AAN piece: Commenting on the state of the environment in the Taliban’s Afghanistan, Mohammad Assem Mayar, a researcher at the Afghanistan Analysts Network, stated that ruptured ties with erstwhile donors and the international system in general have torpedoed many activities aimed at mitigating the […]
Tageszeitung, 3 July 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks back at the Taleban’s Grand Ulema Conference in Kabul and its repercussions (in German). He sees a further step towards the institutionalisation of the Emirate, under the formula “sharia plus internal unity plus [utopian] autarky”. And Taleban amir Hebatullah still able to plaster over internal disagreements.
Tageszeitung, 27 June 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig gives a brief overview of the new anti-Taleban resistance groups inside and outside the country, concluding that they face a “lack of broader mobilisation” due to the facts that many in Afghanistan identify their leaders with the previous governments systemic corruption”, “war crimes” of the past and, mainly, […]
dpa/ARD-Tagesschau, 24 June 2022 The website of Germany’s main public news reel, via dpa, quotes from AAN research on the penultimate Afghan detainee in Guantanamo, just released.
Tageszeitung, 24 June 2022 Op-ed commentary (in German) by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in the Berlin-based daily, arguing that “donor governments, despite their well-founded rejection of the Taleban regime, should now mobilise all assistance that is needed.”
Die Zeit, 22 June 2022 Q&A in the German weekly’s online version about the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan, with many quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German).
Tageszeitung, 22 June 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig writes in the Berlin-based daily about the heavy earthquake this morning in Afghanistan’s southeast, the Taleban and international response, with a short aside on UN-Taleban relations after two ministers did not get their travel exemption renewed by the Security Council, apparently an answer to the misogynist policies of […]
NZZ-Magazin, 18 June 2022 In this lengthy piece about Taleban education policies (in German, behind pay wall), AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted.
Daily Telegraph, 15 June 2022 This article in the daily quotes from recent AAN research about how Afghan women deal with and think about the Taleban’s ‘burqa decree’: Recent research by the Afghanistan Analysts Network found widespread variation across the country in how women were adapting to the new rule and whether local Taliban officials […]
RTL, 8 June 2022 A quote from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this clip (starting at 2:44min) on the private RTL TV network (video and transcript, in German): Thomas Ruttig vom Afghanistan Analyst Network ist überzeugt, dass es auf lange Sicht nur die Menschen in Afghanistan selbst schaffen, die Taliban zu verdrängen. Doch das könnte noch […]