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Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban and the United States of America

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Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistanbetween the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognized by the United States as a state and is known as the Taliban and the United States of America is available here:

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The Guardian: US touts partial ceasefire with Taliban in push for election-year troop reduction

AAN Thomas Ruttig

The Guardian, 12 February 2020 AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted in this article about reported progress in the US-Taleban talks: Kate Clark, the co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, said that a US withdrawal might tip the military balance in the Taliban’s favour, which could prove dangerous if it has no intention of pursuing a […]

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taz: Anschlag in Kabul – Frustrierte Islamisten

AAN Thomas Ruttig

Tageszeitung, 11 February 2020 Guests article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the first terrorist (suicide) attack in Kabul since November 2019, and putting it in the context of US-Taleban negotiations which seem to inch toward an agreement (in German).  

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Kabul Now: “My mother beats me every time I make a mistake,” says Nargis

AAN Thomas Ruttig

Kabul Now, 28 January 2020 A hard-wrenching story of violence against children and family traumatisation. – Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission says violence against children is on the rise, and the International Bureau of Children’s Rights points out that the scale of violence against children is far beyond domestic violence: deprivation from education, beatings, rape, child labor […]

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Daily Telegraph: “If my mother doesn’t get drugs, she beats me”: the Afghan children forced to feed their parents addiction

AAN Thomas Ruttig

Daily Telegraph, 4 February 2020 Another story about intra-family violence against children, this time as the result of poverty and drug addiction, from Kabul and the border province of Nimruz. The province’s capital Zaranj has more than 10,000 addicts.  

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USIP: Youth Protest Movements in Afghanistan

AAN Thomas Ruttig

USIP, 1 February 2020 An interesting report about three of Afghanistan’s youth protest movements, ie case studies of Jombesh-e Tabasum (Tabassum movement) in 2015, Jombesh-e Roshanayi (Enlightenment movement) in 2016–17 and Jombesh-e Rashtakhez-e Taghir (Uprising for Change) in 2017. The authors – Srinjoy Bose (University of New South Wales), Nematullah Bizhan (Australian National University) and Niamatullah […]

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The Khans Of Bombay’s Hindi Film Industry – Analysis

AAN Thomas Ruttig

Eurasia Review, 1 February 2020 A 2012 AAN piece by Fabrizio Foschini is referenced in this article, looking at ‘Pathan’ actors and characters in Mumbai’s  film industry – saying that the “mother of all Pathan movies remains Kabuliwala (1961)”, after Tagore’s short story.

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The Long Road to Peace in Afghanistan: Civil Society’s Role

AAN Thomas Ruttig

Just Security, 21 January 2020 An interesting position from Afghan civil society on the ‘peace process’ in Afghanistan, by Mirwais Wardak, Managing Director with Peace Training and Research Organization (PTRO).

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The Helmand Food Zone: The Illusion of Success

AAN Thomas Ruttig

AREU, 1 December 2019 Initially presented as a drug control project, the Helmand Food Zone came to be accredited for supporting stabilisation and governance in the Helmand province between 2008 and 2012. Driven by political demands rather than evidence, the programme became a flagship in Helmand, and lauded as a success, despite evidence to the […]

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Krieg gegen die Krankheit [The war against polio]

AAN Thomas Ruttig

Tageszeitung, 21 January 2020 A long reportage from Afghanistan’s fight against polio (in German), pointing out a number of problems: the hard job of local volunteers, among them women, but also cheating in the reporting on their campaign; a UN official who argues for stopping all funding for the campaign as long as there was […]

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