Tageszeitung, 21 January 2022 Guest article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the alleged Taleban arrest of two women protest organisers in Kabul and various other cases of persecution (in German).
Tageszeitung, 10 January 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig writes this portrait of Shaharzad Akbar who recently stepped down from her position in the chair of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (in German).
EU Today, 6 January 2022 A strange quote – this UK-based website uses, in a recent article, a quote from a 2017 AAN report as if recent: ‘It is assessed that at any moment, there are at least 500-600 people in transit in Belgrade’ Afghanistan Analysts [sic] reported.
AFP/France24, 27 December 2021 Research from an AAN special report by Kate Clark is published in this article: In a special report for the Afghanistan Analysts Network, Kate Clark said, “The implications of the takeover were disastrous and immediate” (AAN). “They had no ideas for how they would govern the Afghan state without aid,” she […]
New York Times, 18 December 2021 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted in this reportage from Marja, Helmand, as saying: “The Taliban don’t seem to have had a sense of how dependent the economy was on foreign support, which they benefited from as did everyone else,” said Kate Clark, the co-director of Afghanistan Analysts Network. “Even […]
Deutsche Welle, 10 December 2021 Quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this report: Thomas Ruttig of the Afghanistan Analysts Network said the Taliban are not the only factor driving the drug economy in Afghanistan in recent years. “The previous government struggled with the Taliban for influence in rural areas, and many of its people were […]
The Business Standard, 11 December 2021 A quote from AAN research in this article which actually rflects UN figures: Now, the Afghanistan Analysts Network estimates around half of Afghanistan’s 40.2 million people are at “crisis or emergency levels of food security,” and more than half of the population will be in peril as winter progresses.
The Ecologist, 8 December 2021 This article lists two AAN reports among its recommended readings: Mohammed Asam Mayar, Global Warming and Afghanistan: Drought, hunger and thirst expect to worsen. Afghanistan Analysts Network, 6 Nov. and Hannah Duncan and Kate Clark, Afghanistan’s looming catastrophe: What next for the Taleban and the Donors? Afghanistan Analysts Network, 6 Sep.
Tageszeitung, 6 December 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig analyses the new Taleban ‘women’s rights’ decree – which only speaks about certain rights in marriage and does not address the right to work or access to education at all (in German).
New York Times, 3 December 2021 Former AAN colleague Fazl Muzhary is quoted in this article about land conflicts and how the Taleban deal with them: “The greatest issue for the Taliban going forward will be to deal with land documentation and legalization,” said Fazal Muzhary, a former researcher at Afghanistan Analysts Network, a policy […]
Foreign Affairs, 3 December 2021 This article briefly quotes AAN research: The financial collapse is compounded by a Taliban government that seems to have no coherent plan for running the economy and has devoted much of its sparse revenues to paying Taliban fighters, as a recent report by the Afghanistan Analysts Network has suggested.
Augsburger Allgemeine, 2 December 2021 Interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Afghanistan (in German).