Tageszeitung, 17 January 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig wrote an first analysis about the mounting reports that the signature of the US-Taleban agreement about troop withdrawal and anti-terrorism guarantees might be immanent and that the Taleban have agreed to a temporary ceasefire with the US to facilitate the agreement and offered a ‘reduction of violence’ to […]
The Media Line, 16 January 2020 AAN Country Director Ehsan Qaane is quoted in this article about Human Rights Watch annual report for 2020: “Elimination of violence against women also needs a strong government and an active civil society which are in doubt at present,” Ehsan Qaane, country director and legal and political affairs researcher […]
ISPI, 15 January 2020 In this 2019 analysis by Giuliano Battiston for the Italian institute, AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili is quoted on his special field of expertise, elections: “Cercava una legittimazione popolare per condurre il negoziato da una posizione di maggiore autorevolezza, ma i risultati elettorali non gli sono favorevoli”, ci spiega il ricercatore Ali […]
Stars and Stripes, 13 January 2020 In this look ahead at possible key developments in Afghanistan, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying that Even if the U.S. and Taliban reach an agreement, it could take years of negotiations between Taliban and Afghan officials to agree on issues fundamental to ending the war, said Thomas […]
El País, 30 December 2019 Quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this leading Spanish daily: “El acuerdo entre EE UU y los talibanes aún no será un acuerdo de paz, aunque la disposición, o no, de los talibanes para otro alto el fuego temporal en torno a su firma señalará el grado de su voluntad […]
New York Times, 22 December 2019 Mujib Mashal of the NY Times ends his article on today#s preliminary presidential election result with an AAN quote: “Trying to get facts straight is a labyrinthine task,” the Afghan Analysts Network, a private think tank in Kabul, wrote in a detailed report as the dispute raged in early […]
Baztab, 23 December 2019 The Afghan news agency copies AAN’s map on the majorities in Afghanistan’s provinces according to the 2019 Afghan presidential election’s preliminary results.
Die Zeit, 23 December 2019 This article in the German weekly looking back at US-Taleban talks in 2019 and the prospects of them resuming and leading to peace quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: “Die Taliban sehen die Verhandlungen mit den USA als den kürzeren Weg zur Macht – zumindest kürzer als ein womöglich jahrelanger Krieg, deshalb […]
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 22 Dezember 2019 The leading German, Munich-based daily quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig as saying “Die Legitimität des künftigen Präsidenten wird auf schwachen Füßen stehen”, sagte Thomas Ruttig, der Co-Chef des unabhängigen Kabuler “Afghanistan Analysts Network”. (The legitimacy of the future [Afghan] president will stand on a weak basis.) The daily, however, did not […]
Tageszeitung, 22 December 2019 Guest analysis of the preliminary Afghan election result by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig for the Berlin-based daily (in German).
dpa/Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland, 22 December 2019 In this summary on the Afghan preliminary presidential elections result by the leading German news agency, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying that the controversy over 300,000 votes could come up again and solving the problem could take weeks (in German): Der Afghanistan-Experte Thomas Ruttig von der Kabuler Denkfabrik […]
Reuters, 15 December 2019 This article on the new Afghan school year quotes AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili, on mismanagement in the education ministry: Ali Yawar Adili at the Afghanistan Analysts Network said there was huge mismanagement, citing the case of the Education Ministry printing thousands of incorrect school textbooks that now sit rotting in a […]