Süddeutsche Zeitung, 1 January 2023 In this article in one of Germany’s leading dailies discussing the German development minister’s announcement to suspend humanitarian aid for Afghanistan (in German), quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig as saying: If the federal government and others are now also suspending funding for humanitarian measures, “they are questioning it in the long […]
Arab News, 28 December 2022 This article quotes from AAN research on the Taleban’s double standards on girls’ education: The rules do not seem to apply to the Taliban elite, however. According to the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), an independent, non-profit policy research group based in Kabul, senior Taliban officials have their daughters enrolled at […]
Augsburger Allgemeine, 28 December 2022 This article discusses internal Taleban differences of opinion about the girls education and NGO women work ban, quoting AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German): The co-founder of the independent think tank Afghanistan Analysts Network, Thomas Ruttig, has information that the Ministry of Health has previously announced “that medical staff are not […]
Tageszeitung, 27 December 2022 In the Berlin-based daily, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig reports about the Taleban’s employment ban for Afghan women in non-governmental aid organisations (in German).
ORF, 24 December 2022 The transcript (in German) of a report about the Taleban’s rollback of women’s rights in Afghanistan in the prime news of Austria’s main public TV broadcaster with quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: “After the experience with the university ban, one can no longer rule out that the Taliban will close all […]
RND, 22 December 2022 In this article published by the RND group of German newspapers, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying that – after the Taleban ban of female students from Afghan universities –, it cannot be ruled out that rumours going around in Afghanistan that all girls school might be closed, too, become […]
Tageszeitung, 22 December 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks at the Taleban’s total ban for women attending university and quotes various analyst on what the reason for this unique step may be (in German).
Indian Defence Review, 16 December 2022 This article quotes from older AAN research: While depriving the Afghan girls by sending them to schools, on the contrary, and as per the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) report, more than two dozen top Taliban leaders are educating their daughters at schools in Doha, Peshawar and Karachi. The leaders […]
Khaama, 15 December 2022 The independent Afghan news agency reports AAN’s latest report, “What Went Wrong: The 2021 collapse of Afghan National Security Forces”, by Timor Sharan: The collapse of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the collapse of the Afghan state were attributed to Ghani’s strategy of “ethnicisation” and “politicization” of the security […]
Bundestag, 13. December 2022 Short summary at the website of German parliament about hearing in the Bundestag’s enquiry commission on Afghanistan focussing in this session on the 2001 Bonn conference, with a link to the testimony given there by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German).
Atalayar, 8 November 2022 This analysis of the anti-Taleban uprising of erstwhile pro-Taleban (then killed) Hazara commander Maulawi Mehdi from Balkhab quoted from various AAN analyses authored by Thomas Ruttig (in Spanish).
Politiken, 28 November 2022 The leading danish daily newspaper reports about a panel organised by the Danish Refugee Council in Copenhagen about the current political and human rights situation in Afghanistan, in which AAN’s Ehsan Qaane and Thomas Ruttig, the UN human rights rapporteur for Afghanstan, Richard Bennett, and migration scholar Liza Schuster participated (in […]