Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Why Now? — The Afghanistan-Ukraine Nexus

Australian Institute of International Affairs, 5 April 2022 Prof. Bill Maley’s commentary, culminating in the following statement: … the invasion of Ukraine arguably reflected […] the failure of general deterrence — that is, the creation through word and deed of apprehension in the mind of an aggressive autocrat that a democratic superpower such as the United States […]

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The Taliban’s Oslo Visit: Now What?

PRIO/CMI, 22 February 2022 Listen to a 90-minutes discussion on Afghanistan, with the following participants and including pre-recorded interviews with two Taleban officials by Terje Watterdal, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee: Timor Sharan, Afghanistan Policy Lab Kate Clark, Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) Arne Strand, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) moderated by Kristian Berg Harpviken, PRIO

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Taliban Are Collecting Revenue — But How Are They Spending It?

USIP, 2 February 2022 Although economic and humanitarian conditions in Afghanistan continue to deteriorate, the Taliban have taken some positive steps toward financial stability by publishing a fiscally responsible three-month budget and raising considerable amounts of domestic revenue — especially through customs duties, which have risen with a crackdown on corruption.  However, this budget raises several questions: […]

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