The Diplomat, 8 March 2022 In this article reflecting on women’s rights in Afghanistan, the author refers to and quotes from AAN research on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) law: Although the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) law was promulgated in 2009 by presidential decree, it was the 2013 attempt to ratify […]
nd, 27 February 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig describes in this article how the US-driven freezing of Afghan assets abroad triggered a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan and how both many Afghans and Afghan experts see these measures as ‘economic warfare’ against the Taleban that actually hit the population not the regime.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 24 February 2022 In this article about the exclusion of women and girls from education under the second Taleban regime, the Swiss daily quotes from an AAN report that the Taleban position vis-a-vis girls education has in fact changed in some aspects (in German): Laut einem Bericht des Afghanistan Analysts Network dürfte sich die […]
ARD, 15 February 2022 Read a full interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German), tacking stock of the Taleban’s first six months in power, at the website of Germany’s largest public broadcaster.
Aaj TV, 12 February 2022 The website of the Indian TV station summarises AAN’s latest blog series on education under the Taleban.
Augsburger Allgemeine, 10 February 2022 Longer quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this analytical article, looking at how dangerous ISKP is in Afghanistan (in German), putting some perspective on recent reports of a ‘strengthened ISKP, as by the UN, and on a feared ‘overspill’ into neighbouring countries. On the latter: “Natürlich hat der IS diesen […]
BBC, 8 February 2022 Short piece from AAN’s Kate Clark being live on BBC TV, interviewed based on the latest AAN series on the Taleban and education.
The Telegraph, 7 January 2022 The British daily extensively quotes findings from the latest AAN research about the status of the Afghan education system under the Taleban: High ranking officials are sending their children to overseas state schools and universities while depriving schooling to millions of girls in Afghanistan since seizing power according to a […]
Politiken, 30 January 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted here in the leading Danish quality daily (in Danish), article behind a paywall.
Christian Science Monitor, 27 January 2022 The U.S. web-based daily quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on reasons for the negligence of difficult-to-access, rural areas: “In the beginning, it was a conceptual mistake”, says Thomas Ruttig, a co-founder of the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) who has worked on Afghanistan, including for the United Nations, since 1988. “The […]
Tageszeitung, 25 January 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig analyses the Oslo talks between various donor governments and the Taleban, also including Afghan civil society and protesting women’s representatives – with an additional op-ed commentary that such talks are the only way to have a chance to rescue millions of Afghans threatened by famine and improve the […]
Deutschlandfunk, 24 January 2022 Listen to a 10-minutes interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the Oslo Taleban talks, first part of a podcast on German public broadcaster DLF (in German).