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AAN in the Media

The War on Terror Was Corrupt From the Start

The New York Times, 13 September 2021 In this opinion piece, author Sarah Stockman quotes from AAN’s Kate Clark’s major report of Afghanistan as a rentier economy: A report by Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analysts Network outlined how Afghanistan’s rentier economy undermined efforts to build a democracy. Since money flowed from foreigners instead of taxes, […]

AAN in the Media

Taliban in Afghanistan: Pakistans Doppelrolle

ARD-Tagesschau, 9 September 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig comment on the visit of the ISI chief in now Taleban-controlled Kabul, seeing it as a gesture of new Pakistani influence, after decades denying their support for them (in German): Der Besuch der Pakistaner in Kabul ist für Thomas Ruttig vom Afghanistan Analysts Network alles andere als ein […]

AAN in the Media

Mohammad Hassan Akhund Is to Lead Afghanistan’s Government. Here’s What to Know about the Taliban’s New Prime Minister

Time, 9 September 2021 This portrait of new Taleban ‘Prime Minister’ Mullah Hassan quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, looking back at his tenure with the UN under the first Taleban regime: He also comments on the current Taleban moof vis-a-vis the international community and the new Taleban government: According to Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the research […]

AAN in the Media

The evolving Taliban-ISK rivalry

The Interpreter, 7 September 2021 In this entry into the Australian Lowy Institut’s blog, AAN research in referenced: Since ISK’s inception in 2015, we along with researchers at the Afghanistan Analysts Network have tracked such defections across provinces throughout Afghanistan. In most cases, decisive Taliban clamp downs, US and/or Afghan allied operations, or some combination of the two quickly routed […]

AAN in the Media