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AAN in the Media

Bamian: Eine Nacht mit Buddha

nd, 12 March 2021 On the twentieth anniversary of the destruction of the two giant buddha statues of Bamian by the Taleban, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig reminisces about various visits to the Central Afghan valley in the Berlin-based leftwing daily (in German).

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Opposition, Skepticism Cloud New U.S. Proposal For Afghan Peace

Gandhara (RFE/RL), 8 March 2021 Author Abubakr Siddique quotes from Thomas Ruttig’s analysis at AAN of the new US peace plan (incl. a new international ‘Bonn-style’ conference): Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent think tank in Kabul, noted that the proposed plan prioritizes U.S. interests and timelines even more than the […]

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Die Taliban kontrollieren heute mehr als die Hälfte der Gebiete in Afghanistan

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 8 March 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article of the leading Swiss daily describing the power balance between government and Taleban in Afghanistan (in German): «Laut Schätzungen kontrollieren die Taliban heute zwischen 50 und 70 Prozent des Territoriums», erklärt Thomas Ruttig vom unabhängigen Think-Tank Afghanistan Analysts Network. Da sie vor allem […]

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Immer mehr zivile Opfer in Afghanistan

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 26 February 2021 This article in the lading Swiss daily on the latest UNAMA civilian casualties report quotes from Kate Clark’s analysis of the report: Laut Kate Clarke vom Afghanistan Analysts Network haben die Aufständischen nach ihrem Erfolgserlebnis in Doha begonnen, langsam an der Gewaltspirale zu drehen, um zu testen, wie die USA […]

AAN in the Media