Afghanistan Analysts Network – English


Wie Russland sich den Taliban annähert

Deutsche Welle, 4 June 2024 In this article (of which there is a German and a Russian-language version) looking at Russia’s announcement that it is reviewing its listing of the Taleban as a terrorist group, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted on Moscow’s interests in this matter: Die Annäherung an die Taliban sei Ausdruck der außenpolitischen […]

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Russland und China: Annäherung an die Taliban

Tageszeitung, 30 May 2024 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig writes in the German daily about Moscow’s announcement that its Foreign and Justice ministries have suggested to President Putin that he could take the Taleban from Russia’s list of banned terrorist organisations as it did not constitute an ‘enemy’ anymore (in German). He also looks briefly at the […]

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Försiktigt kinesiskt engagemang i Afghanistan

Thomas Ruttig

Swedish Afghanistan Committee, 18 December 2023 This is an abbreviated translation into Swedish of Thomas Ruttig’s Septemr 2023 AAN report, titled “Chinese Investments in Afghanistan: Strategic economic move or incentive for the Emirate?” on the Swedish Committee’s website.

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Chinese Investments in Afghanistan: Strategic economic move or incentive for the Emirate?

Thomas Ruttig

When the West withdrew from Afghanistan, many assumed its acquisitive neighbour, China, would reap the economic benefits of the change of government in Kabul. Afghanistan has immense, but largely untouched mineral and hydrocarbon wealth, including strategically valuable metals, such as lithium. That assumption was fed in the first half of 2023 by a flurry of […]

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Covid-19 in Afghanistan (9): Into the third wave

Thomas Ruttig Rohullah Sorush

Afghanistan has entered the third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic amid an unprecedented rise in confirmed cases. Doctors in various provinces detected signs of the impending new wave soon after the start of the Afghan new year (21 March), but the government only imposed contact restrictions on 28 May and enlisted religious scholars to urge […]

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