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AAN In The Media – November 2009

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Talking with the Taliban Time magazine, 30 November 2009 In this analysis of the pros and cons of negotiiating with the Taleban, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted: ‘Even before 9/11 the [Taleban] wanted to play ball. We didn’t take them seriously then, but we should start doing that now.’ Liberal Peace is dead? Not so […]

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AAN In The Media – October 2009

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Concerns rise about runoff election UPI, 29 October 2009 This analysis of the news agency quotes Francesc Vendrell saying that the people’s faith already has been badly shaken by the widespread fraud in the first round and that the IEC remaining in position in its current form ‘will only come as confirmation.’ Former UN Envoy […]

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AAN In The Media – September 2009

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VN sturen Amerikaanse gezant de laan uit (UN dismisses American envoy) De Standaard Daily (Belgium), 30 September 2009. Article on Gaibrath’s dismissal quotes AAN on the fact that the UN had initiated an internal inquiry into a leak to the press on the existence of fake polling stations. Conflict binnen VN over fraude Afghanistan (Conflict […]

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AAN In The Media – August 2009

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Depois da euforia pós-eleitoral, a confrontação com a realidade afegã O Diplomata, 31 August 2009 Martine van Bijlert is quoted in a Portugese blog by Alexandre Guerra on O Diplomata, on the likelihood of systematic fraud in the past elections. Fraude zet Afghanistan op scherp (Fraud polarises Afghanistan) Volkskrant Daily (Netherlands), 31 August 2009. The […]

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AAN In The Media – July 2009

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Amerikanen in Afghanistan nog zoekende Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, 29 July 2009 Martine van Bijlert is quoted on the role of the US and the UN in Afghanistan. Bundeswehr faces uphill battle against Taliban Deutsche Welle radio (Voice of Germany, online version), 28 July 2009 In a report about the Afghan-German operation in Kunduz province, Thomas […]

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AAN In The Media – June 2009

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War or Help for Reconstruction? The Bundeswehr Mission in Afghanistan. WDR 5 (Western German Radio, Cologne area), 25 June 2009 Thomas Ruttig is interviewed about the German involvement in Afghanistan (podcast, in German).

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AAN In The Media – April 2009

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Karsai kandidiert mit Warlord-Septett (Karzai Runs with Warlord Septett) Die Tageszeitung (Berlin), 28 April 2009 Article by Thomas Ruttig describing the implications of Karzai’s electoral alliance with Afghan warlords. Der Vormarsch der pakistanischen Taliban (Pakistani Taleban on the March) Frankfurter Allgemeine, 23 April 2009 Thomas Ruttig is quoted on the advance of the Pakistani Taliban […]

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AAN In The Media – March 2009

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Wenn ‘ein paar Rupien’ die Wahl entscheiden Neues Deutschland (Berlin), 28 March 2009 Article by Thomas Ruttig (When “a Few Rupees” Decide the Elections). Versöhnung, nicht Kapitulation Die Tageszeitung (Berlin), 27 March 2009 AIRCH Commissioner Nader Nadery interviewed by Thomas Ruttig (Reconciliation, Not Surrender). Waiting for a New Concept. In Afghanistan, the West increasingly lacks […]

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AAN In The Media – February 2009

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Karsai pokert mit Verfassung  Die Tageszeitung (Berlin), 28 February 2009 Article by Thomas Ruttig (Karzai’s Poker Game with the Constitution). US-Truppen machen, was sie wollen Die Tageszeitung (Berlin), 24 February 2009 Article by Thomas Ruttig (US Troops Do Whatever They Want) An Inundation of Envoys ISN Security Watch (ETH Zurich), 24 February 2009 Article by […]

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AAN In The Media – January 2009

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Präsidiale Demokratiekultur Die Wochenzeitung 4/2009 (Zurich), 22 January 2009 Article by Thomas Ruttig (Presidential Culture of Democracy) Nato ‘twists truth on Afghan forces’ The Times (UK), 12 October 2012Article (behind a paywall) quotes an AAN blog by Gary Owens on the ever changing metrics when assessing the readiness of the Afghan security forces. The Mumbai […]

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