Christian Science Monitor, 23 October 2020 The US news outlet quotes from Andrew Quilty’s recent report for AAN as a background to this story, that the U.S.-Taliban deal changed the pattern of conflict in favor of the insurgents, such that “the Taliban have little incentive to reduce violence,” according to an in-depth report last week […]
RFE/RL Gandhara, 20 October 2020 AAN’s Ehsan Qaane is quoted about contradictory positions in the Afghan government vis-à-vis victims’ representation in the Doha peace talks and, more generally, its approach to dealing with earlier war crimes (he had earlier reported about this at AAN): Despite the president’s remarks, there is a glimmer of hope, says […]
AFP/al-Jazeera, 19 October 2020 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted in this article looking at one of the last Afghan detainees in Guantánamo (via AFP): Kate Clark, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a leading research group on the country, said Haroon was no significant terrorist figure. The allegations against Haroon, initially kept secret until revealed […]
NPR, 13 October 2020 AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili is quoted in this news item on the Taleban attack near Lashkargah on US National Public Radio (also in audio format), saying Such an attack will impact the peace process because there is already growing anger at the intensification of violence in many provinces.
El País, 8 October 2020 AAN co-director Thomas Ruttig is quoted here (in Spanish translation) about Trump’s latest, confusing (or confused) tweet saying all US soldiers “should” be out by Christmas, saying that although it is unlikely that this becomes policy, “a unilateral decision” by the US president can’t be ruled out and that such […]
Himal, 5 October 2020 AAN’s report about Afghanistan as a rentier state features in the Southasiasphere podcast of the South Asia-focussed online journal: There’s this report from May this year in the Afghan [sic] Analysts Network which looks at you know what the impact of foreign aid has been in Afghan economy and also in […]
Our co-director, Kate Clark, was asked to give testimony to the International Relations and Defence Committee of the UK House of Lord’s (the British parliament’s unelected second chamber). It has launched an inquiry aimed at exploring the UK’s diplomatic, military and aid strategy for Afghanistan, especially in the light of the Doha talks. The committee […]
The Economist, 19 September 2020 AAN research is quoted on this analysis of the Afghan peace talks in Doha: Hopes that violence would subside after America’s deal with the Taliban were dampened in the summer. A study by the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a research group, found that both sides have become more restrained in proclaiming […]
The New Humanitarian, 15 September 2020 AAN’s Ehsan Qaane is quoted in this article about the Afghanistan Center for Memory and Dialogue‘s basement museum in Kabul to commemorate the untold stories of the victims of Afghanistan’s 40-year conflict: “Political deals have always ignored the voices of victims and neglected the issue of justice,” said Ehsan […]
Deutschlandfunk, 12 September 2020 Listen to an interview on German public radio (in German) with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the start of the Afghan peace talks in Doha. Go to 12.9. and click on the title given above.
al-Jazeera, 12 September 2020 AAN’s Thomas Rutttig is quoted in this article about the official opening of the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha: “The various delays since the first designated start of the talks in early March show how much mistrust the two parties need to overcome,” Thomas Ruttig, co-founder of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, […]
AFP/Macau Business, 11 September 2020 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here on the forthcoming Afghan peace negotiations, saying that The peace talks “are clearly driven by a US desire to disengage from Afghanistan,” said Kate Clark, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network. “The main goal for the US is to leave, or to leave without […]