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Importance of Taliban prisoner swap

Thomas Ruttig

ORF FM4 (Austrian radio), 5 June 2014 English-language audio of an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig an the significance of the Afghan prisoner swap and the Taleban video reased of it.

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Ein filmreifer Deal und viele Fragen

Thomas Ruttig

Tages-Anzeiger (Switzerland), 5 June 2014 Article (in German) about the Afghan prisoner swap between the US and the Taleban, with quotes of AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, saying, among other things that  fears the Taleban could learn from their success with Bergdahl that it pays to abduct US soldiers are unrealistic, that the choice of Qatar as a […]

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A Matter of Honor: Why So Many Soldiers Are Angry at the Bergdahl Deal

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The National Interest, 3 June 2014 On this right-wing website, AAN gets flak (via a quote on the ThinkProgress blog) for its suggestion that all Taleban prisoners must be released with the end of the US military involvement in Afghanistan, “demonstrating willful ignorance of the law of armed conflict”: “Let’s state this as plainly as possible: […]

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Why The Five Taliban Detainees Had To Be Released Soon, No Matter What

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Think Progress (blog), 2 June 2014 This article uses the biographies of the five exchanged Taleban prisoners compiled by AAN as a background.    

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Afghan government angered by Bergdahl, Taliban prisoners swap

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Stars and Stripes, 2 June 2014 “I think (Karzai’s government is) very upset at the way that it has happened, in that they haven’t been consulted,” said Borhan Osman, an analyst with the Afghanistan Analysts Network. … He also elaborates about past attempts of an US-Taleban prisoner swap: The U.S. had been hoping to make such […]

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The five Taliban swapped for Bowe Bergdahl

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CBS, 31 May 2014 As a background to the deal that freed US soldier Bowe Bergdahl from Taleban captivity, the TV station uses AAN material on the five Taleban leaders that were meant to be swapped in 2012. The five Taleban leaders now swapped have not officially been named yet.

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