Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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In Afghanistan, It’s Brother Against Brother

Foreign Policy, 26 September 2019 Reportage by Austrian-Afghan reporter Emran Feroz from Baghlan, about a family split by the war, with the younger brother a Taleban fighter and others supporting the government: Sayed Shah, a local medic… has known the Rahman family for decades and is still in touch with Lemar. “Sometimes he appears with […]

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Ahmad Massoud seizes father’s torch

Asia Times, 6 September 2019 Ahmad Massud, the son of slain Ahmad Shah Massud, starts a political movement, still with no name, in the Panjshir, aiming at setting up a new, anti-Taleban and pro-decentralisation “United” or “National Front” based on the old “Northern Alliance” – but it is unclear who is really supporting him so […]

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How the CIA Aims to Keep a Footprint in Afghanistan

Foreign Policy, 8 August 2019 The article doesn’t give much evidence about the assumption in the headline (which also would be difficult, not least because “The CIA did not respond to several requests for comment”) but provides a rare insight into the CIA-financed and -backed Khost Protection Force militia, including through interviews with members. The […]

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