SRF1, 27 February 2020 Listen to a news feature about the forthcoming signature of the US-Taleban agreement in Doha at the Swiss public broadcaster’s ‘Echo der Zeit’ show, with quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (starting at 4:24min).
The Economist, 27 February 2020 In an article about the ‘reduction of violence’ week in Afghanistan, AAN calculations about the ‘normal’ incident rate in February are quoted: According to the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a research group, a typical February in recent years has seen an average of 57 breaches of the peace every day.
Tageszeitung, 26 February 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig writes about US’s peace envoy Khalilzad’s successful attempt to avoid a domestic policy crisis in Afghanistan and salvage the US-Taleban after incumbent Ashraf Ghani was declared winner of the September 2019 presidential election and main rival Abdullah did not recognise the result, threatening to establish a parallel government […]
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 26 February 2020 AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili is quoted in this article about the Afghan post-presidential election crisis, with its disputed result: “Without a compromise, it would be difficult to break the current stalemate which might take a turn for the worst,” said Ali Adili, a researcher at the Afghanistan Analysts […]
Tageszeitung, 26 February 2020 While Germany has defend itself at the European Court of Human Rights, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig writes about the security situation in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, eleven years after a lethal German bomb drop that caused scores of civilian casualties and seven years after Germany pulled out its troops from there (in German): […]
Asia Times, 26 February 2020 AAN research about the Afghan presidential election and its outcome is quoted in this opinion piece from an Indian perspective.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22 February 2020 This analysis in the leading German conservative newspaper on the ‘reduction of violence’ week in and the envisaged peace talks for Afghanistan has some quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German, behind paywall): Thomas Ruttig von der Denkfabrik Afghanistan Analysts Network weist darauf hin, dass der Einwand von Kritikern, […]
Libération, 22 February 2020 The French left-wing daily quotes AAN research by Thomas Ruttig on the imminent ‘reduction of violence’ week in Afghanistan: D’après le Réseau d’analystes afghans (AAN), il y a eu en moyenne 40 incidents par jour en février 2019. «C’est un nombre suffisamment important pour qu’une réduction des violences soit discernable, mesurable et fasse une différence pour […]
Telepolis, 22 February 2020 In its summary of analysis of the imminent ‘reduction of violence’ period in Afghanistan, the German news website links to AAN’s thematic dossier and Thomas Ruttig’s German-language blog, “Afghanistan Zhaghdablai.”
Tageszeitung, 21 February 2020 A preview on the week of ‘reduction of violence’ in Afghanistan in this op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig for the Berlin-based daily (in German): Die Waffenruhe ist Teil einer Serie diplomatischer Schritte zur Beendigung des Krieges in Afghanistan. Beide Seiten hatten seit Oktober 2018 in Katars Hauptstadt Doha verhandelt. Dort soll auch das […]
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 21 February 2020 Among other analysts, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this preview of the US-Taleban troop withdrawal agreement: “The fact that these two issues have been relegated from the U.S.-Taliban talks — because the Taliban did not agree to them — to the new set of negotiations indicates that […]
ISPI online, 21 February 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted on the lack of information on how the ‘reduction of violence’ week in Afghanistan will be verified in this analysis by the Italian Institute of International Studies: I metodi per verificare il rispetto dell’accordo di tregua ci sono, ha notato Thomas Ruttig dell’Afghanistan Analysts Network, ma […]