The National, 17 May 2020 AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili is quoted here with analysis of the signing of the political agreement between President Ghani and Dr Abdullah: “This is the second time in a row that a presidential election has proved destabilising,” Ali Adili, a researcher with the Afghanistan Analysts Network, told The National. “Afghanistan’s electoral […]
Christian Science Monitor, 15 May 2020 This article in the US online daily quotes AAN’s Kate Clark as commenting on the current upsurge of fighting activity in Afghanistan and prospects for peace talks, via al-Jazeera: “If you look around Afghanistan today and the last few weeks, it looks like a normal spring offensive to me,” […]
The Guardian, 15 May 2020 AAN’s Kate Clark is extensively quoted in this article looking at the situation after a series of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, for which the Taleban denied their involvement but was blamed by the Afghan government: “The Taliban have created an enabling environment for this kind of attack. If they had […]
Foreign Policy, 14 May 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted here: Thomas Ruttig, an expert on Afghanistan, believes that the hospital attack “fits the sectarian approach of the Islamic State … which primarily acts against ethnic and religious minorities,” and he likened it to an attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul in March that […]
Tageszeitung, 14 May 2020 Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig for the Berlin-based daily, saying that the latest series of terrorist attacks – although the Taleban strongly rejected their involvement – lowers hope for so-called intra-Afghan peace talks (in German).
AFP/The News, 14 May 2020 In this piece on the Afghan National Police’s role, AAN associate Fabrizio Foschini is quoted as saying: “When the new national police were born after 2001, they were basically asked to fight on the front line, not to fight crime, or to really do policing,” said Fabrizio Foschini, a researcher […]
al-Jazeera, 13 May 2020 Watch a panel discussing the latest terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and their repercussions for direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taleban, including AAN’s Kate Clark, Popal Habibi (academic researcher on peacebuilding in Afghanistan) and Sultan Barakat (Professor of conflict resolution at the Doha Institute). Also via Youtube, here.
dpa/Deutsche Welle, 13 May 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted here on the terrorist attack against a hospital-cum-birth clinic in Shia-inhabited West Kabul on 12 May, saying that the modus operandi speaks for the Islamic State as perpetrator, possibly in an attempt to further undermine peace talks, despite the fact that no group has claimed […]
Pajhwok News Agency, 13 May 2020 A short reference to AAN research in this opinion piece on the Kabul-based news agency’s website: The Taliban are proceeding with the war. As two late reports by the Afghan Analysts Network have archived, following seven days of brought down assaults during the purported decrease in viciousness period, Taliban […]
Tehran Times, 2 May 2020 The Iranian newspaper briefly refers to two recent AAN research pieces: The Taliban are continuing the war. As two recent reports by the Afghan Analysts Network have documented, after a week of lowered attacks during the so-called reduction in violence period, Taliban attacks have steadily increased.
Zenith, 30 April 2020 Quotes from AAN and AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in the article in the German (also English- and Arabic-language) Middle East magazine, about the first known Hazara/Shia Taleban district governor. (behind a paywall, unfortunately, and not (yet?) in the English version), pointing out that the appointment has already been done years ago, that […]
The Hill, 28 April 2020 Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ronald E Neumann, quotes AAN in this opinion piece: The Taliban are continuing the war. As two recent reports by the Afghan [sic] Analysts Network have documented, after a week of lowered attacks during the so-called reduction in violence period, Taliban attacks have steadily increased.