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AAN in the Media

The Pakistan link to the ISKP Moscow terror attack

Business Post, 2 April 2024 In a background article about the IS outfit that claimed responsibility for the terrorist concert hall attack near Moscow, the Bangladeshi newspaper quotes from AAN earlier research, via Twitter/X: (…) In the interview, circulated on Twitter by the Afghanistan Analysts Network, Muslimdost said that initially (in 2015) the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) […]

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Afghanistan’s Taliban push to expand regional influence

Deutsche Welle, 12 March 2024 In this analytical article on Germany’s public foreign broadcaster’s website, dealing with the Taleban’s attempt to expand diplomatic relations, in particular with China, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying: For the Taliban, rapprochement with their neighbors would be a win, said Thomas Ruttig, co-founder of the independent think tank […]

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Enquete-Kommission Afghanistan: Schluss mit der Schönfärberei

nd, 22 February 2024 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks at the new interim report of German parliament’s enquiry (enquete) commission on Afghanistan in this article for this left-leaning Berlin-based daily. The report looks relatively critical on the country’s contribution to the 2001-21 mission (“strategically failed”) but still contains enough traces of whitewashing, in order to trying […]

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Afghan opium’s big high

El País (English), 13 February 2024 In this article in one of the leading Spanish dailies reporting that the price of opium poppy in Afghanistan has reached its highest level in two decades following two years of a Taleban ban in its cultivation and its social consequences, AAN is quoted: “The ban has deprived millions of […]

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The Benefits Of Afghan Women

Alpha Radio Live (Kenya), 7 January 2024 The Kenyan radio broadcast a programme about Afghan women. In it, it also refers – via Thomas Ruttig’s AAN obituary, to General Suhaila Sediq, one of the two women ministers in Afghanistan’s first post-Taleban 1 caninet.

AAN in the Media