Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Other Publications include papers by AAN team members published elsewhere and 33 podcasts that AAN produced between 2015 and 2019.

AAN Co-authorship: Article on families during conflict in Central Asia

AAN Team

Acta Via Serica, 1 June 2020 AAN researcher Reza Kazemi has co-authored the article “Family Matters: The Making and Remaking of Family during Conflict Periods in Central Asia” for the peer reviewed journal ” in the June 2020 issue of Acta Via Serica: Journal for Silk Road and Central Asian Studies, published by Keimyung University […]

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Topdara-stupan berättar om det buddistiska arvet

Jelena Bjelica

SCA/SAK, 6 April 2020 Jelena Bjelica’s AAN report, The Largest Standing Stupa in Afghanistan: A short history of the Buddhist site at Topdara, has been translated (and shortened) into a version in Swedish.

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AAN contributes to book on “Education and Development in Afghanistan”

Thomas Ruttig

After years of military interventions, the current situation in Afghanistan is highly ambivalent and partially contradictory – especially regarding the interplay of development, peace, security, education, and economy. Despite numerous initiatives, Afghanistan is still confronted with a poor security and economic condition. This volume investigates the tension between these ambivalent developments. Sociologists, political and cultural […]

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AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig discusses 30 years of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan (in German) – March 2019

Thomas Ruttig

AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig discusses the 30 years of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan with ARD.  

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AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig discusses the possible ‘peace in sight’ in Afghanistan after 40 years (in German) – March 2019

Thomas Ruttig

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig discusses the possible ‘peace in sight’ in Afghanistan after 40 years of conflict with Lage Der Nation (in German).  

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Fabrizio Foschini discusses his new report mapping Kabul’s 22 police districts – March 2019

Fabrizio Foschini

Fabrizio Foschini, author of the new AAN  report, “Kabul Unpacked: A Geographical Guide to a Metropolis In The Making” discusses the history and development of Kabul city.  

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AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig on history of Afghan conflict and the current peace process (in German) – February 2019

Thomas Ruttig

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig discusses history of the Afghan conflict, Taleban and current peace process with German outlet Jung & Naiv.      

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AAN’s Jelena Bjelica and Obaid Ali with Fabrizio Foschini on cultural history of cannabis in Afghanistan – December 2018. Episode: 3

Fabrizio Foschini

AAN’s Jelena Bjelica and Obaid Ali with Fabrizio Foschini discusses their next dispatch tracing the cultural history of cannabis and hashish in Afghanistan.   [Powerpress]

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AAN’s Jelena Bjelica and Obaid Ali with Fabrizio Foschini on cultural history of cannabis in Afghanistan – December 2018. Episode: 2

Fabrizio Foschini

AAN’s Jelena Bjelica and Obaid Ali with Fabrizio Foschini discusses their next dispatch tracing the cultural history of cannabis and hashish in Afghanistan.   [Powerpress]

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AAN’s Jelena Bjelica and Obaid Ali with Fabrizio Foschini on cultural history of cannabis in Afghanistan – December 2018. Episode: 1

Fabrizio Foschini

AAN’s Jelena Bjelica and Obaid Ali with Fabrizio Foschini discusses their next dispatch tracing the cultural history of cannabis and hashish in Afghanistan.  

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“Förstå Afghanistan“: AAN contributed to Swedish Committee’s Afghanistan reader

Thomas Ruttig

The new “Förstå Afghanistan“ (Understanding Afghanistan) reader by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SAK) is out. It covers everything from Afghanistan’s history, its people, state and culture to Afghan-Swedish relations (in Swedish). It has an extensive reading list and scores of good photos. The book’s three dozen contributors include renowned Afghan, Swedish and other authors, […]

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AAN’s Doris Buddenberg and Jelena Bjelica on opium in Afghanistan – July 2018. Episode: 2

AAN Guests

Member of AAN’s advisory board and also, the Former Resident Representative of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Afghanistan Doris Buddenberg and AAN’s Jelena who also worked with the UNODC between 2010-14. Together they discuss the role on opium in Afghanistan.  

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