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The Afghan Report that Could Have Saved the US Billions

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The Fiscal Times, 13 March 2014 In this article, AAN's recent publication of a 1988 USAID report under the title “Retrospective Review of U.S. Assistance to Afghanistan: 1950-1979” is used as a peg for a story about AAN's Thomas Ruttig quoted as saying, turning around former ISAF commander General Eikenberry's famous slogan 'where the road ends the insurgency starts': […]

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Some Western Aid Money Ending Up in Taliban Pockets – Report

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Devex, 8 March 2014 The development career website picks up an older report abour reconstruction money filtering to the Taleban. It quotes AAN's Thomas Ruttig (via AFP): “The Taliban have changed their behaviour vis-a-vis the reconstruction,” he told AFP. “Their overall policy now is to present themselves as a parallel government that is good to […]

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Ambitious U.S. hospital project in Afghanistan faces failure

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Reuters, 5 March 2014 An ambitious US-funded, $60 million project to build hospitals has run into the ground, with the largest hospital ever planned in the country unlikely to open in full, U.S. and Afghan officials said. "The USAID project started in 2008 and aimed to meet the medical needs of over two million Afghans by […]

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“Ohne US-Truppen ist Afghanistan pleite”

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SRF4 (Swiss Radio), 27 February 2014 The US are increasing their pressure on Afghanistan: President Obama, when calling his Afghan colleague Karzai, threatened to withdraw all troops if Kabul does not sign the BSA. Listen to the audio (in German) of an interview with AAN's Thomas Ruttig explaining that a 'zero option' could mean the loss of significant […]

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Nichts ist gut in Afghanistan

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Neues Deutschland, 24 February 2014 German-language reprint of an abbreviated version of Thomas Ruttig's AAN year-ender, with a tendential headline added by the newspaper editors. Access for subscribers only. Original version here.

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Is Afghanistan klaar voor 2014?

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MO* (Mondiaal Nieuws), 5 February 2014 AAN in Flemish. (For the first time?) This is the translation of an AAN year-ender dispatch by Thomas Ruttig, here its English original. 

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Half of Afghan children suffer irreversible harm from malnutrition

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The Guardian, 26 January 2014 Emma Graham-Harrison, reporting from Samangan, point to the often neglected social side of events in Afghanistan: "More than half of Afghan girls and boys suffer damage to their minds and bodies that cannot be undone because they are poorly nourished in the crucial first two years of life", acoording to […]

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Cards on the Table: Transparency and post-2014 Afghan aid

Thomas Ruttig

The joint Afghan-international strategy for 2015 to 2024, the so-called transition period, is based on the assumption that the security situation in the country is conducive to continuing large-scale development programmes. Recently released figures, however, indicate that the instability has not diminished, with a negative impact on access for those who implement, monitor and use […]

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Deadly Kabul attack throws aid work into peril

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AFP/The Daily Star, 20 January 2014 This report about the fallout of the Taverna attack in Kabul quotes extensively from AAN’s dispatch: “This was an attack on foreign civilians targeted merely for being foreign – a rare occasion in this Afghan war,” the Afghanistan Analysts Network said in a report released Sunday. “[It] may be […]

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Implications of the Kabul Restaurant Attack

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Centre for International Policy Studies (Canada), 19 January 2014 The blog of the Ottawa-based institute picks up, among other sources, AAN’s take on this attack: “The more immediate impact of Friday’s attack will likely be on the civilian international personnel in Afghanistan, as Kate Clark and Christine Roehrs of the Afghan Analysts Network [sic] point out. […]

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Taliban attack on expats in Kabul cafe is likely to accelerate disengagement

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Guardian, 19 January 2014 Emma Graham Harrison picks up the jist of AAN’s dispatch on the Taverna attack in her article:”This was an attack on foreign civilians targeted merely for being foreign – a rare occasion in this Afghan war,” the Afghanistan Analysts Network said in a report on the killings. “It is unlikely that an attack […]

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Another Red Line Crossed: The Taverna attack and the killing of foreigners just because they were foreigners (amended)

Christine Roehrs Kate Clark

The attack on the restaurant La Taverna du Liban, a favourite among Afghans and internationals in Kabul, has hit close to home for many working in and on Afghanistan. With 20 Afghans and foreigners killed while having dinner, it was one of the bloodiest and most ruthless strikes of the Taliban in years. This was an […]

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