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AAN in the Media

Long neglected, Afghan villagers look to outside world for aid

Christian Science Monitor, 27 January 2022 The U.S. web-based daily quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on reasons for the negligence of difficult-to-access, rural areas: “In the beginning, it was a conceptual mistake”, says Thomas Ruttig, a co-founder of the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) who has worked on Afghanistan, including for the United Nations, since 1988. “The […]

AAN in the Media

Afghanistan opium trade booms since Taliban takeover

Deutsche Welle, 10 December 2021 Quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this report: Thomas Ruttig of the Afghanistan Analysts Network said the Taliban are not the only factor driving the drug economy in Afghanistan in recent years. “The previous government struggled with the Taliban for influence in rural areas, and many of its people were […]

AAN in the Media

UN, World Bank under pressure to offer aid to Afghanistan

The Business Standard, 11 December 2021 A quote from AAN research in this article which actually rflects UN figures: Now, the Afghanistan Analysts Network estimates around half of Afghanistan’s 40.2 million people are at “crisis or emergency levels of food security,” and more than half of the population will be in peril as winter progresses.

AAN in the Media