Tolonews, 8 January 2021 AAN’s research on Afghanistan’s diminishing glaciers (یخچال طبیعی) by Jelena Bjelica is summarised in this news item – also in Dari.
Telepolis, 8 January 2021 In an article about what can be expected on Afghanistan by the new US president Joe Biden for this news website, author Emran Feroz quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: Die Anzahl der Truppen soll bis Januar auf 2.500 “boots on the ground” verringert werden. Afghanistan-Kenner Thomas Ruttig stellt in diesem Kontext fest: […]
NPR, 6 January 2021 AAN research on aid for Afghanistan is quoted in this articl.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 5 January 2021 In its preview on the resumption of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha, the leading Swiss daily, links to AAN analysis of the agreed rules of procedure and the preliminary agenda lists of both parties.
Deutschlandfunk, 28 December 2020 Listen to a podcast (in German) on the situation in Taleban-controlled areas with journalist Wolfgang Bauer and AAN’s Thomas Ruttig. Bauer experienced that the Taleban felt like winners and were hardly willing to compromise. In Thomas Ruttig’s eyes, the Taleban have shown that they are capable of learning and that they are […]
Politiken, 21 December 2020 Quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the increased use of magnetic mines in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan in the leading Danish newspaper – but behind a paywall, so we can’t see them.
SRF1 (Swiss Radio), 20 December 2020 Listen to a 5min audio (in German), discussing the composition of the “Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” negotiations team in Doha, with quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig and Mir Wais Wardak (PRTO, Kabul).
The Intercept, 18 December 2020 A short quote from AAN’s Fazal Muzhary in this reportage by Andrew Quilty: “Madrassas are mostly considered the epicenter of [the] Taliban,” said Fazal Muzhary of Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent research organization based in Kabul.
ARD, 17 December 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted on the website of Germany’s leading TV news programme, Tagesschau, on the resumption of Germany’s deportation flights of rejected Afghan asylum seekers in the middle of the ongoing Corona crisis and high levels of violence: Thomas Ruttig vom Afghanistan Analysts Network kritisiert die Abschiebung – mitten […]
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 15 December 2020 The German daily quotes “Afghanistan expert” Thomas Ruttig that the Afghan refugee ministry has confirmed the resumption of deportation flights for rejected Afghan asylum seekers from several European countries.
Deutschlandfunk, 25 November 2020 Listen to an audio of a 45 min discussion between about Biden’s future foreign policy, with a strong emphasis on Afghanistan (in German). Participants: Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, German Marshall Fund, Jana Puglierin, European Council on Foreign Relations, Thomas Ruttig, Afghanistan Analysts Network, Johannes Varwick, University Halle-Wittenberg.
The Guardian, 21 November 2020 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here on the wave of targeted killings in Afghanistan: “It feels quite random, in terms of who gets killed, but not random in terms of the types of people who get killed. They are targeting what I’d call public intellectuals, researchers, activists, journalists, people working […]