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AAN in the Media

Afghans worth better Afghan authority

Pajhwok News Agency, 13 May 2020 A short reference to AAN research in this opinion piece on the Kabul-based news agency’s website: The Taliban are proceeding with the war. As two late reports by the Afghan Analysts Network have archived, following seven days of brought down assaults during the purported decrease in viciousness period, Taliban […]

AAN in the Media

26 Pro-Government Afghans Killed in Fighting

Voice of America, 21 April 2020 Research by AAN’s Kate Clark about the Afghan National Army Territorial Force is quoted here: “Despite the many pitfalls associated with local defense forces … when they work, they work extremely well, producing determined fighters with local knowledge who protect the civilians in their areas and often stand their ground more […]

AAN in the Media

Die Taliban, dein Freund und Helfer

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 7 April 2020 AAN’s Fazl Muzhary is quoted in this text about the Taleban’s dual strategy, their governance (including a corona awareness campaign) and their stepped-up offensiv against the government troops (in German, behind a pay wall):

AAN in the Media

Afghanistans Friedensprozess am Scheideweg

Deutsche Welle, 25 March 2020 Quoted AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the intra-Afghan negotiations and Taleban structures: Jahrelang sei die Fragmentierung der Taliban von den USA und der afghanischen Regierung hochgespielt worden, so Thomas Ruttig, Afghanistan-Experte und Mitbegründer  des Afghanistan Analysts Network. “Das war Teil ihrer psychologischen Kriegsführung.”  He also added, “Die Taliban ernten die Früchte der Uneinigkeit in Kabul”. […]

AAN in the Media