Tageszeitung, 27 December 2022 In the Berlin-based daily, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig reports about the Taleban’s employment ban for Afghan women in non-governmental aid organisations (in German).
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 27 December 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted here extensively on the current situation in Afghanistan and particularly on aid delivery. Afghanistan expert Thomas Ruttig has identified a “victory frenzy” among the Taliban. After their success over the Western troops and the overthrow of the government of President Ashraf Ghani, the feeling has […]
ORF, 24 December 2022 The transcript (in German) of a report about the Taleban’s rollback of women’s rights in Afghanistan in the prime news of Austria’s main public TV broadcaster with quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: “After the experience with the university ban, one can no longer rule out that the Taliban will close all […]
RND, 22 December 2022 In this article published by the RND group of German newspapers, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying that – after the Taleban ban of female students from Afghan universities –, it cannot be ruled out that rumours going around in Afghanistan that all girls school might be closed, too, become […]
Tageszeitung, 22 December 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks at the Taleban’s total ban for women attending university and quotes various analyst on what the reason for this unique step may be (in German).
Indian Defence Review, 16 December 2022 This article quotes from older AAN research: While depriving the Afghan girls by sending them to schools, on the contrary, and as per the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) report, more than two dozen top Taliban leaders are educating their daughters at schools in Doha, Peshawar and Karachi. The leaders […]
Khaama, 15 December 2022 The independent Afghan news agency reports AAN’s latest report, “What Went Wrong: The 2021 collapse of Afghan National Security Forces”, by Timor Sharan: The collapse of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the collapse of the Afghan state were attributed to Ghani’s strategy of “ethnicisation” and “politicization” of the security […]
Bundestag, 13. December 2022 Short summary at the website of German parliament about hearing in the Bundestag’s enquiry commission on Afghanistan focussing in this session on the 2001 Bonn conference, with a link to the testimony given there by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German).
Atalayar, 8 November 2022 This analysis of the anti-Taleban uprising of erstwhile pro-Taleban (then killed) Hazara commander Maulawi Mehdi from Balkhab quoted from various AAN analyses authored by Thomas Ruttig (in Spanish).
Politiken, 28 November 2022 The leading danish daily newspaper reports about a panel organised by the Danish Refugee Council in Copenhagen about the current political and human rights situation in Afghanistan, in which AAN’s Ehsan Qaane and Thomas Ruttig, the UN human rights rapporteur for Afghanstan, Richard Bennett, and migration scholar Liza Schuster participated (in […]
SRF, 17 November 2022 Listen to the audio of Swiss radio interviewing AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the situation of women’s rights, the implementation of sharia punishments and other latest events in Afghanistan (in German).
Tageszeitung, 16 November 2022 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig reports that the Taleban leader has order the countrywide implementation of sharia-based hudud, qisas and other punishments, that at least six women rights activists are held by the Taleban and that, according to reports from Afghanistan, a young women condemned to stoning had committed ‘suicide’ under suspicious circumstances.