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AAN’s Eid al-Adha greetings – in a difficult time for Afghans

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سره له دي چي ډیری افغانان یو  غملړلی اختر لري او  په وروستیو کې يې د خونړیو پېښو له امله خپل  خپلوان او دوستان  یا له لاسه ورکړي او یا هم ټپیان شوي دي.د افغانستان د تحلیلګرانو شبکه هیله لري چي د لوی اختر په را رسیدو او د قربانیو او حاجیانو د دعاوو په   برکت […]

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[The history of Afghanistan’s relationship with the ICC at a glance]

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AIHRC Magazine (ماه نامه حقوق بشر), Feb. 2018 Another AAN external publication: Guest article by AAN’s Ehsan Qaane, about the role of special courts in the prosecution of ministers alleged of corruption (in Dari, not online).  

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نگاهی به روابط محکمه بینا للی جزایی و افغانستان (A Look at ICC-Afghan relations)

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 قوس1396 ,ماهنامه حقوق بشر (Human Rights Monthly, December 2017) The monthly publication of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission carries an article by AAN’s Ehsan Qaane about the relations between Afghanistan and the International Criminal Court in the context of the court’s deliberations about opening a formal investigation into alleged post-2003 war crimes in the […]

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Andrew Quilty, an award-wining Australian photojournalist. Credit: Balazs Gardi

In the Light of the Conflict: Photographer Andrew Quilty’s experience in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan has been an inspiration for many photographers, but very few opt to base themselves in a war-torn country. Andrew Quilty, an Australian photojournalist, is an exception: he came to Afghanistan in 2013 and has been based in Kabul since. Many remember his haunting photographs taken in the ruins of the Kunduz hospital, a week […]

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Hekmatyar’s Return to Kabul: Background reading by AAN

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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the notorious leader of Hezb-e Islami, returned to Kabul today. After several years of on-and-off talks, between the Afghan government and envoys of the party’s leader-in-hiding, a deal allowing his return was finally signed in September 2016. Several months of negotiations on the finer details of the deal’s implementation followed. An overview of AAN’s past […]

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Afghan refugees in Germany are concerned about their asylum application status; here a group of new arrivals is led to the registration centre in Munich in December 2015 (Source Tolonews).

AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig on Swiss Radio, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen – January 2017

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AAN’s Co-director Thomas Ruttig on SRF Radio discussing about the ‘return’ of the rejected Afghan asylum seekers from Germany.

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An improvised cave school on the outskirts of Bamyan city, for the IDP children from Maidan Wardak who in prolonged displacement in Bamyan. Photo: Jelena Bjelica, May 2016.

AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig on Swiss Radio, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen – January 2017

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More than 12,000 asylum seekers from Afghanistan would have to leave Germany. AAN’s Co-director Thomas Ruttig on SRF Radio discussing about the deported Afghan refugees from Germany.

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Afghan detainees at Guantanamo Bay (Left to Right): Hamidullah, Bostan Karim, Abdul Zahir, Haji Wali Mohammed and Obaidullah. Photo: New York Times

AAN’s Kate Clark on her new report “Kafka in Cuba: New AAN report on the Afghan experience in Guantánamo” – December 2016

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AAN’s Kate Clark discusses her new report “Kafka in Cuba: New AAN report on the Afghan experience in Guantánamo”.  

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AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the new US administration’s possible approach to Afghanistan and Pakistan. (November, 2016)

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The first episode of the Gandhara Podcast about the new US administration’s possible approach to Afghanistan and Pakistan, with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, Woodrow Wilson School’s Michael Kugelmann, Gandhara’s Abu Bakr Siddique and host Muhammad Taher.  

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External paper: “Taliban Views on a Future State”

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Few if any Taleban leaders say they want to re-establish the Islamic Emirate or revive the policies that drew the world’s opprobrium upon them when they controlled the Afghan state in the 1990s. That is the conclusion drawn in this report jointly written by Borhan Osman of the Afghanistan Analysts Network and Anand Gopal, author […]

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Taliban Leaders: Starting Top Right - Clockwise: Mullah Rasul (Source: Zhwandoon TV screenshot), Mullah Akhtar Mansur (Source: Taleban Website), Mullah Manan Niazi (Source: Tolo TV), Mullah Mansur Dadullah (Source: Supporters on Social Media)

AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig on Swiss Radio, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen – May 2016

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AAN’s Co-director Thomas Ruttig on SRF Radio discussing about the change in the Taleban leadership and chances for peace.

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AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the need of a comprehensive talks for stability in Afghanistan– January, 2016

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Thomas Rutig, co-director of Afghanistan Analysts Network, told Radio Sputnik that in order to end the 14 year-old war, there is a need of comprehensive talks, which would involve major players in the region.

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