dpa, 14 August AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article of German news agency dpa on the occasion of the second anniversary of the Taleban’s takeover of power (in German): Trotz der desaströsen Lage erwartet der Afghanistan-Experte Thomas Ruttig keinen baldigen Machtwechsel. “Die Taliban sitzen fest im Sattel.” Oppositionsgruppen, die während der ersten Taliban-Herrschaft […]
Tageszeitung, 14 August 2023 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig writes in the Berlin-based daily about the initiative of a former Afghan diplomats and some SPD politicians to organise an ‘intra-Afghan dialogue conference in Germany in October to bring representatives of the Taleban and ex-President Karzai (and other groups) together – and the hurdles such an initiative faces.
Tageszeitung (taz), 13 August 2023 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, together with taz’s Asia editor Sven Hansen, interviews German MP Michael Müller who heads the German parliament’s enquiry commission looking at the country’s contribution to the Afghanistan mission 2001-21 (in German). https://taz.de/Michael-Mueller-ueber-Afghanistan/!5949655/
Tageszeitung, 26 July 2023 Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in the Berlin-based daily, looking at the facts and background of Afghanistan‘s latest flooding (in German).
ORF, 5 July 2023 In this analysis by the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation of latest reports on the Taleban’s drug ban, AAN is quoted on Pakistan’s reaction on it (the report also uses an AAN graph): As per Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), while international responses have been few, some commentators in Pakistan have welcomed the […]
Tageszeitung, 30 June 2023 In this article by Thomas Ruttig, recent AAN research on the Taleban’s drugs policy in quoted: Der „Test für die Antidrogenpolitik der Taliban“ werde erst ab 2024 kommen, schreiben Jelena Bjelica und Fabrizio Foschini vom Thinktank Afghanistan Analysts Network. Vor allem werde die krisenhafte Wirtschaft dadurch weiter schrumpfen.
The New York Review of Books, 22 June 2023 In Steve Coll’s review of Hassan Abbas’s book “The Return of the Taliban: Afghanistan After the Americans Left”, he quotes AAN’s Kate Clark from recent research as saying that “the Taliban see foreign-run organizations as “an even greater threat” (a longer quote hides behind a paywall).
Tageszeitung, 20 June 2023 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig reports about the UN experts (Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the UN working group against women’s discrimination) report recommending that the organisation adopts the term ‘gender apartheid’ for the Taleban’s systematic attack on women’s and girls’ rights – and about latest further Taleban measures, such as pressure […]
National Public Radio, 1 June 2023 In this reportage about a restaurant in Kabul catering for women guests only (men can order carryout) and providing jobs for women, AAN’s Roxanna Shapour provides some context: “Some families do not want the women in their families to work in the same office as men who are not […]
Augsburger Allgemeine, 11 May 2023 Interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German) about latest developments in Afghanistan, China’s role there and the West’s options – answer: first to acknowledge that it bears part of the responsibility for the Taleban’s return to power and not abandon Afghanistan’s people.
Tageszeitung, 2 May 2023 Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looking at the UN-sponsored meeting of Afghanistan special envoys in Doha that discussed a strategy vis-a-vis the Taleban regime after its ban on Afghan women working for the organisation and NGOs (in German).
Tageszeitung, 18 April 2023 Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the Taleban’s next ban: on NGO-run schools (in German).