Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Afghanistans Wahlkrise (Afghanistan’s Election Crisis)

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP-Aktuell 2009/A 56 In this 8-page SWP comment, the author analyses the ‘legitimacy crisis’ that erupted after the manipulated 20 August elections, assesses that it contributes to minimise the chance that Gen. McChrystal’s population-oriented counter-insurgency approach can be implemented and lays out steps to broaden the Afghan political process […]

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Präsident Karzai vor zweiter Amtszeit? Sicherheitsprobleme und Legitimitätsdefizite bei den Präsidentschaftswahlen in Afghanistan

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik: Berlin, SWP-Aktuell 2009/A, August 2009 (President Karzai before a second term? Security problems and legitimacy deficits of Afghanistan‘s presidential elections – in German) Incumbent Hamed Karzai aims at a second term of office in Afghanistan‘s presidential elections on 20 August. A lack of alternatives, his astute positioning and use […]

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Loya Paktia’s Insurgency: The Haqqani Network as an Autonomous Entity in the Taliban Universe.

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, In: Antonio Giustozzi (ed.) Decoding the New Taliban. Insights from the Afghan Field. Columbia: Hurst, 2009 Full publication can be bought here: Loya Paktia’s Insurgency: The Haqqani Network as an Autonomous Entity in the Taliban Universe. Read my chapter here: 20090224 HQN as an semi-autonomous Taleban entity

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Unruly Commanders and Violent Power Struggles: Taliban Networks in Uruzgan

Martine van Bijlert

Martine van Bijlert. In: Antonio Giustozzi (ed.) Decoding the New Taliban. Insights from the Afghan Field. Colombia: Hurst, 2009 Full publication available below: Unruly Commanders and Violent Power Struggles: Taliban Networks in Uruzgan 

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Imaginary Institutions; State Building in Afghanistan

Martine van Bijlert

Martine van Bijlert, In: Doing Good or Doing Better? Development Policies in a Globalising World. The Hague: WRR/Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy. June 2009. The paper “Imaginary Institutions; State Building in Afghanistan” is available as chapter 7 here.

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Between Discipline and Discretion. Policies Surrounding Senior Subnational Appointments

Martine van Bijlert

Martine van Bijlert, AREU Briefing Paper, May 2009. Kabul: Afghan Research and Evaluation Unit Full publication available below: Between Discipline and Discretion. Policies Surrounding Senior Subnational Appointments

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Ann Wilkens: Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Ann Wilkens

In: Kristina Zetterlund (ed.), Pakistan – Consequences of Deteriorating Security in Afghanistan, Stockholm: FOI (Swedish Defence Research Agency) January 2009, pp. 88-107 This book which contains contributions by Rohan Gunaratna, Imtiaz Gul, Stephen Cohen and others was part of a project on security policy development in Pakistan. Full publication available below: Ann Wilkens: Relations between […]

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Bei Ausstieg Lebensgefahr: Herausforderungen an den neuen US-Präsidenten in Afghanistan

Thomas Ruttig

KAS-Auslandsinformationen 12/2008, pp. 69-82 Thomas Ruttig (Opting Out is Dangerous: Challenges Confronting the Incoming US President in Afghanistan) Full publication available below: Bei Ausstieg Lebensgefahr: Herausforderungen an den neuen US-Präsidenten in Afghanistan

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