Tageszeitung, 1 December 2021 Guest article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German) about the plans of a Germany-based company to develop a plant processing cannabis, based on a contract recently concluded with the Taleban which gives it the monopoly over the country’s entire cannabis harvest.
France 24, 30 November 2021 AAN’s Kate Clark is extensively quotes in this article on the circumstances and consequences of the Taleban takeover as well as the current socio-economic crisis in Afghanistan: “The consequences of the takeover were calamitous and immediate,” Kate Clark wrote in a special report for the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN). The […]
El País, 27 November 2021 The leading Spanish newspaper quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on what the trends after the Taleban takeover are in Afghanistan and on the power of the IS in Afghanistan, addressing the question whether it could challenge the Taleban: Thomas Ruttig, uno de los mayores expertos en Afganistán y codirector del centro […]
TRT World, 24 November 2021 The official Turkish international broadcaster quotes AAN research in this article by a guest author, Ruport Stone: In 2020 the Taliban prohibited cannabis cultivation in territory under their control, although the ban was not enforced in major cannabis-growing parts of Kandahar and other provinces, according to a recent report by the Afghanistan Analysts […]
Tageszeitung, 21 November 2021 In this article for the Berlin daily (in German), AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks at the highly important question whether the Taleban in Afghanistan have banned girls’ education past grade 6 – and finds a mixed picture, with no official ban, areas where fear and local taleban rulers closed schools, but also […]
Pravda, 18 November 2021 Quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this analysis of the Slovak daily, among other international experts, on the Taleban’s behaviour vis-à-vis women: “V tomto prípade nie je jasné, či s tým má niečo spoločné Taliban, prípadne ľudia, ktorí sa k nemu hlásia. Môžu za tým byť kriminálnici. Je preto zložité dať tieto vraždy do […]
Tribune India, 18 November 2021 Quote and praise of Kate Clark’s AAN research: Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) is writing the best current research on Afghanistan, that wonderland of beauty, ravaged by humans over the past 40 years. In her latest piece on November 11, she writes that even if some humanitarian […]
AP Australia/Canberra Times, 17 November 2021 Also, this article quotes from AA research about Afghanistan’s aid dependancy:
nd, 17 November 2021 This article in the German left-wing daily looking at German evacuations of Afghan employes and other people in danger briefly quotes from AA research about Afghanistan’s aid dependancy: Laut einem Bericht der Kabuler Denkfabrik »Afghanistan Analysts Network« war das Land abhängig von ausländischen Devisen. Die jährlich 8,5 Milliarden US-Dollar an militärischer […]
New York Post, 10 November 2021 The newspaper refers to an earlier exclusive interview of ex-finance minister Payenda given to AAN.
al-Jazeera, 4 November 2021 In this article looking at further developments around a planned International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, after the ICC dropped the US and former government forces from the list of those to be investigated, AAN’s Ehsan Qaane is quoted as having expressed frustration about this decision: […]
Tageszeitung, 3 Novmber 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks at the deteriorating economic and social situation in Afghanistan after the Taleban banned the use of foreign currencies.