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

Negotiations with the Taliban: History and Prospects for the Future

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, New America Foundation, 23 May 2011 This paper ‘Negotiations with the Taliban: History and Prospects for the Future’ authored for and published now by The New America Foundation provides a view – from a perspective before OBL’s death and reports that a direct US-Taleban link has been established with German assistance – at […]

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Feminist Perspectives on Contemporary International Law: Between Resistance and Compliance?

Sari Kouvo

Sari Kouvo and Zoe Pearson, Hart Publishing Ltd. The edited volume reflects on the role of international law in the post-9/11 era. It includes a chapter by Sari Kouvo discussing the international engagement for women’s rights in Afghanistan 2001 to 2010. The full publication can be found below: Feminist Perspectives on Contemporary International Law: Between […]

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The Battle for Afghanistan: Zabul and Uruzgan

Martine van Bijlert

Martine van Bijlert, New America Foundation, September/October 2010 The paper by AAN’s Martine van Bijlert is part of a NAF series on Conflict and Militancy. It explores and compares the origin and evolution of the Taleban networks in Uruzgan and Zabul. The study is based on several hundred interviews by the author over the course […]

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Afghanistans Parlamentswahl 2010: Verpasste Wahlrechtsreformen und politische Manöver schwächen neues Parlament

Citha D Maas

Citha D. Maass and Thomas Ruttig: Afghanistan’s 2010 Parliamentary Vote – Missed Chances for Electoral Reform and Political Manoeuvring Weaken the New Parliament, SWP-Aktuell 2010/A 66, September 2010 An analysis (in German) of the situation before the 18 September Afghan parliamentary vote, of missed chances for election reform and a resulting weak judicial framework for […]

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Organisationsstrukturen der Taliban (Organisational Structures of the [Afghan] Taleban)

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, in: Wer sind die Taliban? Afghanistan und Pakistan im Regionalkonflikt, epd-Dokumentation Nr. 27-28, Frankfurt am Main Summary of a presentation given at a symposium in Bonn on 26 March 2010. Documentation not available online but can be ordered (€ 7.90), using this link.

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Organisationsstrukturen der Taliban (Organisational Structures of the [Afghan] Taleban) Militanter Islamismus – Strukturen und Ziele der Taliban (Militant Islamism – Structures and Aims of the [Pakistani] Taleban)

Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig, in: Bernhard Chiari, Conrad Schetter (Hrsg.): Wegweiser zur Geschichte Pakistan, Paderborn u.a. 2010 (in German). An overview over the Pakistani Taleban movement – origins, structures, aims. Available as PDF download, free-of-charge, see below: Militanter Islamismus – Strukturen und Ziele der Taliban (Militant Islamism – Structures and Aims of the [Pakistani] Taleban)

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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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