Time, 17 March 2023 Time magazine also re-worked AAN’s report about how Taleban feel in the newly conquered Afghan capital into a short article.
dpa, 14 March 2023 In this item by German Press Agency re-published in a number of German media about the former German government’s local Afghan employees stuck under the Taleban, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying on the issue of whether it’s true, as often claimed, that the raid fall of Kabul, due to […]
Tageszeitung (taz), 10 March 2023 In the Berlin-based daily, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig analysis the (now) ISKP-claimed suicide attack that killed the Taleban’s Balkh governor Mulla Muzammel and provides some background – and even more in his blog, here (in German).
The Leaflet, 9 March 2023 This article quotes AAN research on the Taleban’s hijab prescription: Afghanistan does not have a strict dress code and a specific hijab to follow. According to the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent non-profit policy research and analysis organisation, “[i]t has been extremely rare for Afghan woman, even in recent years, to choose to be […]
Undark, 5 March 2023 In this article in an online magazine by Ruchi Kumar, AAN research by guest author Assem Mayar is quoted and linked: “The consequences of higher temperatures are serious,” wrote Assem Mayar, a water resource management expert and former lecturer at Kabul Polytechnic University in a 2022 post published by Afghanistan Analysts Network, a […]
Tagesspiegel, 25 February 2023 A quote from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this short article published in the Berlin-based daily about what became of pre-Taleban Afghan president Ashraf Ghani (in German): Thomas Ruttig says of Ghani today that his continued activities on social media would suggest he still sees himself as someone “who should play a […]
Pajhwok News Agency, 22 February 2023 In this article marking the anniversary of the 3 Hut uprising (February 1980) against the Soviet occupiers in Kabul, AAN research by Thomas Ruttig is quoted: Thomas Rotig [sic], one of the founders of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, quoted one of the eyewitnesses as saying: “On the night of […]
taz, 13 February 2023 Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about reports by Afghan exile media that the Taleban have banned women to purchase contraceptives (in German), coming to the conclusion that there is no sign on an official ban. He also quotes Taleban sources not opposing contraceptives in general and gives background on the (growing) […]
Washington Examiner, 6 February 2023 The Washington-based publication has summarised quotes from AAN’s latest report – interviews with five Taleban about how they experience Kabul after their takeover – into a short article.
taz, 30 January 2023 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig reports about the latest Taleban ban for Afghan female students, blocking them from all university entry exams (in German).
Jungle World, 26 January 2023 Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig for the Berlin-based weekly newspaper on the context of China’s January 2023 oil deal with the Taleban (in German).
Deutsche Welle, 21 January 2023 Extensive quotes of AAN’s Thomas Ruttig at the website of Germany’s foreign broadcaster on who has how much leverage, if at all, on the Taleban leadership (originally in German): It is necessary to talk to the Taliban, says Thomas Ruttig, co-founder of the independent think tank Afghanistan Analysts Network. Precisely […]