Afghanistan Analysts Network – English


5 August 2012: AAN at Summer Seminar in Bavaria

AAN admin < 1 min

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig will talk about ‘Afghanistan – A Failed State?’ at the Academy for Political Education at Tutzing, Germany, on Sunday, 5 August 2012. This is part of a traditional ‘holiday seminar’ on international policy from 5-8 August focussing on Afghanistan for four days.

Thomas, not a supporter of the ‘failed states’ approach, will argue that states are not failing but are made to fail. He will discuss whether that is the case in Afghanistan, look at involved actors – internal and external – and gauge their roles and the interconnectivity between them. He also will emphasise Afghanistan’s tight-rope walk between democratisation and ‘Talebanisation’.

Other presenters during the seminar are:

Dr Michael Daxner, Berlin Free University: ‘Loosing Afghanistan?’

Leila Noor, Independent Afghan Women Association, Bremen, on the role of women in Afghanistan

Aref Sajadi, Vienna, on regional reconstruction projects

Ltn-Col Karl Sedlmaier, Officers School of the German Air Force, on the Bundeswehr mission in Afghanistan.

Contact and maybe last minute registration (required) under:

Phone 0049-(0)8158-256-0
[email protected] (Mrs Sybille Haug)

Fee: €110 (incl. overnite)


Political Education Thomas Ruttig