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AAN in the Media

Die mächtigsten Männer der Taliban:„Auch die Pragmatiker sind Fundamentalisten“

Tagesspiegel, 15 January 2023 This article discussing the Taleban’s internal workings and reported ‘power struggle’ (in German), quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: Ruttig says: “The word power struggle dramatizes the situation far too much and arouses false hopes.” Even if there are certainly “arguments and conflicts”. Ruttig sees one thing above all in the Western hope […]

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Spirale rigoriste en Afghanistan

Le clés du Moyen-Orient, 6 January 2023 The French website dedicated to events in the Middle East translates the balance of the Taleban restrictions on the freedoms of Afghan women from the personal blog of AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, Afghanistan Zhaghdablai: En septembre 2022, Thomas Ruttig dressait un bilan de ces restrictions des libertés des femmes […]

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Menschenfeindliche Politik der Taliban:Das Aussetzen der Hilfe schadet den Afghanen

Tagesspiegel, 3 January 2023 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is one of the experts quoted in this article, in the Berlin-based daily, about the decision by non-governmental aid organisations to suspend their programmes after the Taleban ban on non-governmental aid organisations to employ Afghan women and the subsequent announcement of the German development ministry to suspend humanitarian […]

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Menschenrechte:”Wir verlieren sie, sie werden sterben”

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 1 January 2023 In this article in one of Germany’s leading dailies discussing the German development minister’s announcement to suspend humanitarian aid for Afghanistan (in German), quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig as saying: If the federal government and others are now also suspending funding for humanitarian measures, “they are questioning it in the long […]

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‘What will she grow up to be?’ Afghan backlash grows over Taliban’s ban on higher education for women

Arab News, 28 December 2022 This article quotes from AAN research on the Taleban’s double standards on girls’ education: The rules do not seem to apply to the Taliban elite, however. According to the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), an independent, non-profit policy research group based in Kabul, senior Taliban officials have their daughters enrolled at […]

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Bildungs- und Arbeitsverbote für Frauen sind sogar unter den Taliban umstritten

Augsburger Allgemeine, 28 December 2022 This article discusses internal Taleban differences of opinion about the girls education and NGO women work ban, quoting AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German): The co-founder of the independent think tank Afghanistan Analysts Network, Thomas Ruttig, has information that the Ministry of Health has previously announced “that medical staff are not […]

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Die Rache der Taliban

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 […]

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Sorge um letzte Bildungschancen für Frauen

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 […]

AAN in the Media