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AAN in the Media

Suche nach Frieden in Afghanistan

ORF, 14 August 2020 Listen to a radio interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German) on Austrian radio, looking ahead at planned Afghan government-Taleban peace talks. Among other things, he underlines that the political concepts of the current Islamic Republic and the Taleban’s emirate. (Available for one week; after that search for Mittagsjournal under “Ö1 […]

AAN in the Media

Afghanistans Warlords kehren zurück

Die Presse, 4 August 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article in the leading Austrian daily, on the promotion of Gen Dostum to ‘marshal’ (in German): „Es gibt überhaupt keinen Zweifel daran, dass Dostum Kriegsverbrechen begangen hat. Unter den Warlords, die in den 1990er-Jahren aktiv waren, wird er immer als besonders schlimm betrachtet. […]

AAN in the Media

IS-Kämpfer stürmen Gefängnis in Afghanistan

dpa/Die Welt, 3 August 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this report by the German press agency dpa as saying that he doubts that the IS prison attack in Jalalabad was a reprisal for the killing of a leading ISKP intelligence leader and that the attack signifies hat reports about ISKP being crushed were […]

AAN in the Media

Frieden in Afghanistan: Dämpfer statt Durchbruch

Tageszeitung, 1/2 August 2020 An op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig op-ed in the Berlin-based daily, looking at latest hopes and hurdles for Afghan peace talks, with a 3-day ceasefire over the Islamic holidays of Id al-Azha and announcements of both after parties to the war that tey were finalising a prisoners exchange which was designed […]

AAN in the Media

Hoffen zum Opferfest

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 29 July 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article looking at ptospects for Afghan peace and the announcement of new, three-day ceasefires by the Afghan government and the Taleban, arguing against the widespread assumption that the Taleban do not want to negotiate. He says that they speculate on a breakdown in […]

AAN in the Media