Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

Thomas Ruttig

AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig discusses 30 years of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan (in German) – March 2019

Thomas Ruttig

AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig discusses the 30 years of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan with ARD.  

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AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig discusses the possible ‘peace in sight’ in Afghanistan after 40 years (in German) – March 2019

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AAN’s Thomas Ruttig discusses the possible ‘peace in sight’ in Afghanistan after 40 years of conflict with Lage Der Nation (in German).  

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AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig on history of Afghan conflict and the current peace process (in German) – February 2019

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AAN’s Thomas Ruttig discusses history of the Afghan conflict, Taleban and current peace process with German outlet Jung & Naiv.      

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AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig on Radio France International – May 2018

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AAN’s Co-director Thomas Ruttig on Radio France International discussing Helmand Peace Initiative and the on-going peace protest march.

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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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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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AAN’s Thomas Ruttig discusses ‘Hopes and Realities in Afghanistan’ at The Peace Research Institute Oslo (September, 2016)

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Afghanistan has received less attention by the international community after the withdrawal of foreign troops in 2014. However, an increasing conflict level and civilian casualties, internal differences in the government, the presence of ISIS in the country and the thousands of Afghan refugees coming to Europe has put Afghanistan firmly back on the agenda. Afghanistan […]

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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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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’s Thomas Ruttig on the new Afghan Taleban Leader – May, 2016

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AAN’s Co-director Thomas Ruttig on VOA News discussing the new leader of Afghan Taleban, Mullah Haibatullah.          

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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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