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AAN in the Media

26 Pro-Government Afghans Killed in Fighting

Voice of America, 21 April 2020 Research by AAN’s Kate Clark about the Afghan National Army Territorial Force is quoted here: “Despite the many pitfalls associated with local defense forces … when they work, they work extremely well, producing determined fighters with local knowledge who protect the civilians in their areas and often stand their ground more […]

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Die Taliban, dein Freund und Helfer

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 7 April 2020 AAN’s Fazl Muzhary is quoted in this text about the Taleban’s dual strategy, their governance (including a corona awareness campaign) and their stepped-up offensiv against the government troops (in German, behind a pay wall):

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Afghanistans Friedensprozess am Scheideweg

Deutsche Welle, 25 March 2020 Quoted AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the intra-Afghan negotiations and Taleban structures: Jahrelang sei die Fragmentierung der Taliban von den USA und der afghanischen Regierung hochgespielt worden, so Thomas Ruttig, Afghanistan-Experte und Mitbegründer  des Afghanistan Analysts Network. “Das war Teil ihrer psychologischen Kriegsführung.”  He also added, “Die Taliban ernten die Früchte der Uneinigkeit in Kabul”. […]

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Die Rückkehr der Taliban

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 23 March 2020 The leading Swiss daily quotes two AAN colleagues in this analysis of the “returning” Taleban movement, Thomas Ruttig and Fazl Muzhary, and an AAN paper, by Alex Strick van Linschoten and Anand Gopal, in about the ideology of the Taleban: Die Schlüsselfiguren der Bewegung seien erzkonservative Dörfler gewesen, die mit dem […]

AAN in the Media