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Krieg in Afghanistan: Die Taliban rücken vor, Deutschland schiebt ab (War in Afghanistan: The Taleban advance, Germany deports)

ARD (German TV), 8 July 2021 Monitor, a political magazine in leading German public broadcaster ARD, quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on current changes in Afghanistan’s security situation, particularly in areas until recently in the German military’s reponsibility (from the German transcript): Thomas Ruttig, Afghanistan Analysts Network: “In den Gebieten, in denen die Bundeswehr aktiv war zuletzt, […]

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Afghan War Moves North

The Diplomat, 8 July 2021 AAN research by Kate Clark and Obaid Ali is quoted here, saying the Taleban “targeting the north now looks like a pre-emptive strike to prevent a northern opposition from organising.”

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The US and allies have a duty to Afghan interpreters

Financial Times, 4 July 2021 The Financial Tims’ editorial underlining western countries’ duty to protect their Afghan local staff from Taleban threats quotes from AAN when arguing that the US-led ‘coalition’ failed to achive one ‘strategic aim’ of the intervention – removing the Taleban from power: As the Taliban has ratcheted up violence they have […]

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After the retreat: what now for Afghanistan?

The Observer, 4 July 2021 Quotes from a recent AAN report by Kate Clark and Obaid Ali: “That the Taliban would launch widespread attacks while, or immediately after, US forces left was to be expected, but the scale and speed of the Afghan National Security Forces’ collapse was not,” said Kate Clark of the Afghanistan […]

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‘This is the first time I am holding a gun’: Afghans take up arms to fight the Taliban

The World, 30 June 2021 AAN’s Ali Adili is quoted in this report on the public radio’s website, being skeptical about new ‘popular’ and militia arming: Definitely, it’s not a good thing that people are getting mobilized and arming themselves against the Taliban,” said Ali Yawar Adili, researcher with the Afghan[istan] Analysts Network in Kabul. “People are […]

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Taliban vor den Städten

Tageszeitung (Berlin), 30 June 2021 With the last German (and Italian, Norwegian and many other) soldiers just having left Afghanistan, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig Deutschland looks at the security situation thy lave behind in the country they were supposed to help stabilise, with a large-scale Taleban offensive in the rural areas and the Afghan government and […]

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Afghanistan – The Third Wave

RTE podcast, 17 June 2021 Listen to a podcast of Irish TV/radio with AAN’s Rohullah Surush: After 20 years of war and over half the country living in poverty, Afghanistan has been hit with a third wave – its worst yet – of Govid-19. Rohullah Sorush of the Afghanistan Analysts’ Network in Kabul is the […]

AAN in the Media