Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Aus Bündnistreue zur Sowjetunion: Eine kurze Suche nach der DDR-Entwicklungszusammenarbeit mit Afghanistan und den Spuren, die sie hinterlassen hat

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, in: T. Kunze/T. Vogel (eds.), Ostalgie international: Erinnerungen an die DDR von Nicaragua bis Vietnam, Christoph Links Verlag, Berlin, 2010. In Loyalty to the USSR: A short quest for GDR development cooperation with Afghanistan and the traces it left: Chapter in an anthology about the GDR – i.e. East German – engagement in […]

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Zu wenig, reichlich spät – Stabilisierungsmaßnahmen in Afghanistan zwischen Terrorismus- und Aufstandsbekämpfung

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, in: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (Bonn), 21-22/2010 This contribution to a weekly newspaper supplement of 7 articles on Pakistan and Afghanistan, discusses how much the new Obama/McChrystal strategy really represents a strategic shift (in German, avaibale on the web from 22 May onwards), see below: Zu wenig, reichlich spät – Stabilisierungsmaßnahmen in Afghanistan […]

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The Taliban Arrest Wave in Pakistan: Reasserting Strategic Depth?

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, in: CTC Sentinel, March 2010, vol. 3 issue 3 This article analyses the recent arrest wave of Afghan Taleban leaders in Pakistan and its implications for further attempts on talking to the Taleban The full pdf can be found here: The Taliban Arrest Wave in Pakistan: Reasserting Strategic Depth? 

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Afghanistan´s Second Presidential Vote; How to Deal with a Flawed Election

Martine van Bijlert

Martine van Bijlert, In: Afghanistan 1979-2009: In the Grip of Conflict (e-book), Middle East Institute, Washington, December 2009. The chapter Afghanistan´s Second Presidential Vote; How to Deal with a Flawed Election can be found on the MEI website. Full text of the chapter is also available here on the AAN website.

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Money can’t buy America love

Andrew Wilder

Foreign Policy, 1 December 2009 AAN member Andrew Wilder presents the initial findings of a Tufts research on the linkages between aid and security. The full article is available below: Money can’t buy America love

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Afghanistan’s Democrats: From underground into marginalisation

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, In: Afghanistan 1979-2009: In the Grip of Conflict (e-book), Middle East Institute, Washington, December 2009. Full publication available below: Afghanistan’s Democrats: From underground into marginalisation

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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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