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).
SRF, 1 December 2021 Listen to an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on Swiss radio (in German) about the Taleban in power and their conflict with the Islamic State.
Tageszeitung, 1 December 2021 Guest article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German) about the plans of a Germany-based company to develop a plant processing cannabis, based on a contract recently concluded with the Taleban which gives it the monopoly over the country’s entire cannabis harvest.
France 24, 30 November 2021 AAN’s Kate Clark is extensively quotes in this article on the circumstances and consequences of the Taleban takeover as well as the current socio-economic crisis in Afghanistan: “The consequences of the takeover were calamitous and immediate,” Kate Clark wrote in a special report for the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN). The […]
El País, 27 November 2021 The leading Spanish newspaper quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on what the trends after the Taleban takeover are in Afghanistan and on the power of the IS in Afghanistan, addressing the question whether it could challenge the Taleban: Thomas Ruttig, uno de los mayores expertos en Afganistán y codirector del centro […]