Fides, 21 February 2020 AAN research by Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article by the German service of the news agency of the Papal mission service: Die Stimmen für Ghani repräsentieren 9,6% der wahlberechtigten Bürger, so Thomas Ruttig vom „Afghanistan Analysts Network“, während Abdullah 7,5% auf sich vereint. Doch jeder der beiden Kandidaten, behauptet […]
National Public Radio, 20 February 2020 A small cameo of AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this programme about the forthcoming US-Taliban deal and intra-Afghan peace negotiations: QUESTION: … If the negotiations fail, Afghanistan will remain at war with itself. THOMAS RUTTIG: This is what is at stake because it has been tried for 18 years to […]
Pravda, 19 February 2020 Quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about Afghanistan inching toward a US-Taleban deal and intra-Afghan piece talks (in Slovakian): “Áno, po mnohých rokoch je to najlepšia šanca. Koncom roka 2001 Taliban v podstate písomne ponúkol svoju kapituláciu afganskému lídrovi Hámidovi Karzajovi. USA to prostredníctvom ministra obrany Donalda Rumsfelda odmietli. Terajšia šanca prišla iba preto, lebo […]
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 18 February 2020 AAN’s AlI Adili is quoted in this article, looking at the situation in Afghanistan after both Ghani and Abdullah claimed the presidency: Ali Adili, a researcher at the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent think tank in Kabul, said he envisioned two scenarios: Ghani could “suppress Abdullah’s faction, which […]
n-tv, 18 February 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article on the German news channel’s website about the publication of the final – but disputed – result of the September 2019 Afghan presidential election: Thomas Ruttig von der Kabuler Denkfabrik Afghanistan Analysts Network sagt, eine Wahlbeteiligung von knapp über 15 Prozent sei “nicht […]
Mondiaal Nieuws, 18 February 2020 The Belgian news website quotes from AAN’s analysis, by Thomas Ruttig, on the latest developments toward a US-Taleban ‘reduction in violence’ agreement: Thomas Ruttig, van het Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), wijst er in een analyse op dat februari een wintermaand is met vaak veel sneeuw, zeker in de bergen. Dat […]
The Guardian, 18 February 2020 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here about the importance of the Afghan election result: “At a normal time, disputed election results would be traumatic for a country that craves stability and strong government, but this week, Afghans are also expecting a US-Taliban deal to be announced,” said Kate Clark, a […]
Politiken, 16 February 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in the leading Danish daily on the ‘reduction on violence’ week in Afghanistan (behind a paywall).
The Guardian, 12 February 2020 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted in this article about reported progress in the US-Taleban talks: Kate Clark, the co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, said that a US withdrawal might tip the military balance in the Taliban’s favour, which could prove dangerous if it has no intention of pursuing a […]
Tageszeitung, 11 February 2020 Guests article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the first terrorist (suicide) attack in Kabul since November 2019, and putting it in the context of US-Taleban negotiations which seem to inch toward an agreement (in German).
Eurasia Review, 1 February 2020 A 2012 AAN piece by Fabrizio Foschini is referenced in this article, looking at ‘Pathan’ actors and characters in Mumbai’s film industry – saying that the “mother of all Pathan movies remains Kabuliwala (1961)”, after Tagore’s short story.
Tageszeitung, 31 January 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, in a guest article, looks at latest reports reflecting the latest escalation of the Afghanistan war: more Taleban attacks, more US airstrikes, making it the deadliest war for children worldwide.