Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Podcasts

Between 2015 and the start of 2019, we produced 33 podcasts. The podcasts are available here.

Mit den Taliban verhandeln?

“Bundestalk” podcast of taz daily, 18 August 2023 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is one of the guests in this podcast of Berlin daily Tageszeitung (taz) discussing the world’s difficult relationship with the Taleban regime: talking with the ‘de facto authorities’ or boycotting them because of their dismal human/women rights policies? How to aid a population under […]

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

Speaker: 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

Speaker: 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

Speaker: 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

Speaker: 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

Speaker: 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

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

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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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AAN’s Doris Buddenberg and Jelena Bjelica on opium in Afghanistan – July 2018. Episode: 1

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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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AAN’s Francesc Vendrell and Thomas Ruttig on reaching out to Taliban in 2000 – June 2018. Episode: 2

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AAN’s co-director Kate Clark in discussion with Chairman of AAN’s advisory board and also, the Former UN and EU Special Representative for Afghanistan Francesc Vendrell and AAN’s co-director Thomas Ruttig. Both Francesc and Thomas were part of the UN mission before 9/11 and they share their experience of reaching out to Taliban for peace talks.  

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AAN’s Francesc Vendrell and Thomas Ruttig on reaching out to Taliban in 2000 – June 2018. Episode: 1

Speaker: AAN Guests

AAN’s co-director Kate Clark in discussion with Chairman of AAN’s advisory board and also, the Former UN and EU Special Representative for Afghanistan Francesc Vendrell and AAN’s co-director Thomas Ruttig. Both Francesc and Thomas were part of the UN mission before 9/11 and they share their experience of reaching out to Taliban for peace talks.  

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