SRF Podcast, 5 August 2020 Listen to an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German) about the IS attack on a jail in Jalalabad and background on the group, here as third part of this episode on Swiss Radio’s 4×4 podcast.
Die Presse, 4 August 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article in the leading Austrian daily, on the promotion of Gen Dostum to ‘marshal’ (in German): „Es gibt überhaupt keinen Zweifel daran, dass Dostum Kriegsverbrechen begangen hat. Unter den Warlords, die in den 1990er-Jahren aktiv waren, wird er immer als besonders schlimm betrachtet. […]
Tageszeitung, 4 August 2020 Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German) about the IS storm of the Jalalabad jail and background about IS’s role and (diminished) strength in Afghanistan.
dpa/Die Welt, 3 August 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this report by the German press agency dpa as saying that he doubts that the IS prison attack in Jalalabad was a reprisal for the killing of a leading ISKP intelligence leader and that the attack signifies hat reports about ISKP being crushed were […]
Tageszeitung, 1/2 August 2020 An op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig op-ed in the Berlin-based daily, looking at latest hopes and hurdles for Afghan peace talks, with a 3-day ceasefire over the Islamic holidays of Id al-Azha and announcements of both after parties to the war that tey were finalising a prisoners exchange which was designed […]
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 29 July 2020 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this article looking at ptospects for Afghan peace and the announcement of new, three-day ceasefires by the Afghan government and the Taleban, arguing against the widespread assumption that the Taleban do not want to negotiate. He says that they speculate on a breakdown in […]
Gandhara, 29 July 2020 AAN’s Ali Yawar Adeli is quoted in this article on RFE/RL’s blog as saying: The question, however, is whether any middle ground between the two sides can be found. Ali Yavar Adeli, an expert at the Afghanistan Analysts Network, says an agreement can only come from a sustained discourse built upon […]
dpa/Frankfurter Allgemeine, 28 July 2020 This article, reporting the Taleban announcement of a three-day ceasefire over Eid ul-Azha, quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about current status of the conflict and ongoing Taleban violence: Thomas Ruttig von der Kabuler Denkfabrik Afghanistan Analysts Network sagte: „Die Taliban befinden sich vor allem wegen der Ungeduld Trumps, die US-Truppen abzuziehen, […]
Ariana News, 18 July 2020 The Kabul-based news agency summarised and linked to the latest AAN report about Logar by Ali Muhammad Sabawoon and Thomas Ruttig.
Foreign Policy, 17 July 2020 This article by Emran feroz looks at the outrage about Afghan warlord (and ex-Vice President) Rashid Dostum to the honorary rank of ‘marshal’. AAN#s Thomas Ruttig is quoted here, among others, as saying: “There is not the slightest doubt that Dostum has committed war crimes and had former or current […]
Tolonews, 26 June 2020 This news item is largely based on an AAN analysis of the Afghanistan part of the recent World Drug Report released by the United Nations Drugs and Crime Office’s (UNODC).
dpa/RFERL, 18 June 2020 The leading German press agency quotes an analysis by AAN’s Jelena Bjelica of UNAMA’s latest Afghanistan (anti-)corruption report that found a slowdown in the fight against corruption: Analyst Jelena Bjelica from the Kabul-based think tank Afghanistan Analysts Network sees a shift in the political priorities as a reason for the slowdown. […]