Afghanistan Analysts Network – English


A Detailed Map of Fallen Districts 24 July 2021 update

AAN has calculated that, as of 1 May, the Taleban held 33 of Afghanistan’s 421 district centres. Two months later, at the end of June, they had captured and held 125 more, capturing also eight others, but losing them back to the government. In July so far, as the map below shows, the Taleban have […]


A Detailed Map of Fallen Districts since 1 May 2021

The Afghan government has continued to lose district centres to the Taleban. By our reckoning, the insurgents have gained control of more 160 district centres since 1 May, most of them since mid-June. Added to the ones they already controlled, that puts the insurgents in charge of just over half of all Afghanistan’s district centres.


The Rules of Procedure for Intra-Afghan Talks

AAN’s working translation of the rules of procedures (published by VOA in Dari and Pashto on 9 December 2020 here) Introduction The credibility and honour of Afghanistan is bestowed by its Islamic identity and national unity. Our country can be saved from dependencies, [and] direct and indirect interference by others when Islamic justice is safeguarded in the […]

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National Victim-Centred Network’s resolution on war victims’ rights

Presented on 14 September 2020, as a result of the Conference of War Victims’ families and relatives on the start of Intra-Afghan Peace Talks “The entire peace process must be victim-centered, just and aimed at healing the wounds of victims of war and avoiding future recurrence of violence and crime.” Resolution Conference of War Victims’ families and relatives on the start of Intra-Afghan […]

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Translation of the biographies of the Taleban negotiation team

AAN’s translation of the biographies of the Taleban negotiation team members from the original Dari published by the Taleban here, on 12 September 2020, the same day intra-Afghan negotiations began in Doha. AAN has published biographies of the team, drawing on a wide range of sources, here. Honourable Sheikh Mawlawi Abdul Hakim Mawlawi Sheikh Abdul Hakim, son […]

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Speech by Dr Abdullah at the opening of the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha

Doha, 12 September 2020 REMARKS BY THE CHAIRMAN OF HIGH COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL RECONCILIATION H.E. DR. ABDULLAH ABDULLAH  at THE OPENING CEREMONY OF AFGHANISTAN PEACE NEGOTIATIONS in DOHA-QATARSEPTEMBER 12, 2020 Unofficial English translation Excellencies; HE Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani the foreign minister of State of Qatar;HE Mike Pompeo the United States Secretary of […]

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Speech by Mullah Baradar at the opening of the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha

Doha, 12 September 2020 Speech by Deputy of Islamic Emirate and Chief of Political Office H.E. Mullah Baradar Akhund at opening ceremony of intra-Afghan negotiations الحمدلله وکفی والصلوة والسلام علیه رسوله المجتبی امابعد:فاعوذ بالله من الشیطن الرجیم، بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم (و اعتصموا بحمبل الله جمعیا ولا تفرقو) الاية  و ایضا قال الله تعالی: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا […]

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The 17 May 2020 Political (power-sharing) Agreement between Dr Ghani and Dr Abdullah (Dari and English)

The signed copy of the agreement was posted on Dr Abdullah’s Facebook page on 18 May 2020. AAN’s working translation of the political agreement between Ghani and Abdullah In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Political Agreement In order to meet the expectation of the people of Afghanistan, support defence and security forces, […]

Afghan government documents

Jamiat-e Islami Peace Plan

Jamiat-e Islami-ye Afghanistan: “A Comprehensive Peace Plan for Afghanistan: A Practical Concept Note for Sustainable Peace, prepared by General Ata Mohammad Noor, General Chief of Executive Council of Jamiat-e-Islami” dated: Mazar-e Sharif, 2020

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