AFP/France24, 4 August 2021 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted here on the dropping morale in the Afghan government forces: “Even if the government had intended to let some districts fall… the damage to morale of the security forces and of the nation of seeing districts toppling like dominoes cannot be underestimated,” Kate Clark of the […]
ARTE, 4 August 2021 In this video in French/German TV channel’s main news bulletin, quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in French) about Afghanistan’s split political elite as one factor for the government’s weakness vis-à-vis advancing Taleban.
Financial Times, 2 August 2021 AAN country director Ali Yawar Adili is quoted in this article about the general security situation in Afghanistan: “There has been a stronger push from the Taliban side into at least two major cities, Herat and Lashkar Gah, and there is still fighting going on,” said Ali Yawar Adili, country […]
New Zealand Herald, 31 July 2021 The NZ daily quotes from AAN research about the general security situation in Afghanistan and information provided by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig by email about the situation in the former NZ deployment area, Bamian: According to the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), an independent non-profit policy research organisation, the Taliban has […]
Tageszeitung (Berlin), 23 July 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig analyses the latest German government report about the “asylum- and deportation-relevant situation in Afghanistan” (official name of the document) for the Berlin-based daily – and finds: in parts overtaken by reality, contains stark belittlements of the dramatically deteriorated situation and uses selective information from UN and other […]
The New York Times, 22 July 2021 Another reference to recent AAN research: The Taliban have gained control of nearly half of Afghanistan’s district centers since their current offensive began on May 1, according to the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a research organization.
Rolling Stone, 20 July 2021 This article contains a short quote from AAN research: The Afghanistan Analysts Network, a Kabul-based think tank, asserts that the Taliban strategy in the north “looks like a preemptive strike to prevent a northern opposition from organizing.”
Tageszeitung (Berlin), 19 July 2021 In this op-ed (in German), AAN’s Thomas Ruttig summarises the security situation in Afghanistan that forcd the Afghan government to cancel ‘forced repatriations’ of their citizens from European countries.
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 18 July 2021 The Munich-based daily, reporting on the security situation in Afghanistan and particularly the country’s north and Kunduz province (the area where German troops have been deployed) cites recent AAN research: Mehr als die Hälfte der afghanischen Distrikte sind bereits unter Kontrolle der Taliban, wie das angesehene Kabuler Afghanistan Analyst Networks […]
Hasht-e Sobh, 25 Saratan 1400 (16 July 2021) A Dari translation (by renowned Kabul daily Hasht-e Sobh) of AAN’s report on Afghanistan 1400 that we published in English and Pashto.
The Guardian, 15 July 2021 The British daily quotes Thomas Ruttig on the meaning of the recent regional Afghanistan conference in Tashkent: Those talks are part of a regional scramble to explore all possible routes to ending the violence, said Thomas Ruttig, the director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network. “Such conferences are useful to keep […]
TRT World, 15 July 2021 AAN’s Obaid Ali is extensively quoted on possible Afghan scenarios in this report of the Turkish government broadcaster: “The [most likely] scenario appears to be that possibly the Taliban will take over the government in Afghanistan because they are not ready to share power with the current government and also […]