Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Should world leaders start talking to the Taliban?

BBC, 14 August 2023 Along with Afghan women and western diplomats, AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here: “There’s a lot of distrust, even disdain, between sides who fought each other for years,” says Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analysts Network. “The Taliban think the West still wants to corrupt their nation and the West doesn’t […]

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Einst keine Sicherheit, nun keine Hoffnung

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 […]

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Auf Kurt Becks Taliban-Spuren

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.

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„Es tauchte die ‚Ursünde‘ auf“

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/

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Understanding the fall in Opium production in Afghanistan

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 […]

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Who Are the Taliban Now?

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).

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[UN-]Expertenbericht über Taliban: Ein Massengrab für Träume

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 […]

AAN in the Media