Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Podcasts

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

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the new US administration’s possible approach to Afghanistan and Pakistan. (November, 2016)

Speaker: Thomas Ruttig

The first episode of the Gandhara Podcast about the new US administration’s possible approach to Afghanistan and Pakistan, with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, Woodrow Wilson School’s Michael Kugelmann, Gandhara’s Abu Bakr Siddique and host Muhammad Taher.  

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AAN’s Thomas Ruttig discusses ‘Hopes and Realities in Afghanistan’ at The Peace Research Institute Oslo (September, 2016)

Speaker: Thomas Ruttig

Afghanistan has received less attention by the international community after the withdrawal of foreign troops in 2014. However, an increasing conflict level and civilian casualties, internal differences in the government, the presence of ISIS in the country and the thousands of Afghan refugees coming to Europe has put Afghanistan firmly back on the agenda. Afghanistan […]

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AAN’s Jelena Bjelica discusses the issue of Afghanistan’s Landless Refugees – July 2016

Speaker: Jelena Bjelica

More than 5.8 million Afghans, about 20 per cent of Afghanistan’s population, are refugees who have returned home since the fall of the Taleban according to UNHCR figures. Many found their houses destroyed or occupied, or discovered that a new set of laws had scrapped their tenancy rights. The government plan for distributing land to […]

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Member of AAN’s advisory board Ann Wilkens on the Afghan minors seeking asylum in Sweden – March, 2016

Speaker: AAN Guests

Ambassador Ann Wilkens, member of AAN’s advisory board and the former Swedish Ambassador to Afghanistan and Pakistan discusses the case of Afghan minors seeking asylum in Sweden. Note: In the first answer if the figures are not very audible. She said that around 15 percent of the Swedish population is born outside Sweden.  

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AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the need of a comprehensive talks for stability in Afghanistan– January, 2016

Speaker: Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Rutig, co-director of Afghanistan Analysts Network, told Radio Sputnik that in order to end the 14 year-old war, there is a need of comprehensive talks, which would involve major players in the region.

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Quarter of a Century of War in Pictures: In conversation with Robert Nickelsberg – October, 2015

Speaker: AAN Guests

In conversation with Time magazine contract photographer Robert Nickelsberg, who has been visiting the Afghanistan since 1988, catching moments on film that are variously historic, unsettling and tender.

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AAN’s Kate Clark on closure of Bagram Detention Facility in Afghanistan, and the fate of the detainees.

Speaker: Kate Clark

In conversation with AAN’s country director Kate Clark on closure of the Bagram Detention Facility in Afghanistan, and what will be the fate of the detainees?

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