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Afghanistan Conference in Istanbul: The clogged arteries of the ‘Heart of Asia’

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While governments usually try to keep the mood positive in the run-up to important diplomatic conferences, this time they have not even succeeded in doing this. The title of the upcoming regional conference on Afghanistan in Istanbul on 2 November is ambitious title – ‘Istanbul Conference for Afghanistan: Security and Cooperation in the Heart of […]

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3 October 2011: AAN’s Sari Kouvo discusses the current situation in Afghanistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland

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Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland, AAN’s Sari Kouvo discussed the current situation in Afghanistan with represenatives of Finnish ministries and civil society.

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2 October 2011: AAN’s Sari Kouvo discusses gender, conflict and Afghanistan and KATU’s Security Seminar in Helsinki, Finland

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AAN’s Sari Kouvo held a seminar about gender and human security at the annual security seminar of the Civil Society Conflict Prevention Network in Finland. The aim of the seminar was to challenge the state-centered security paradigm through a focus on human security. Other speakers included Finland’s Minister of Development, Heidi Hautala, and Minister of […]

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23 September 2011: AAN’s Sari Kouvo in cooperation with the European Network for NGOs in Afghanistan (ENNA) hosts a discussion about civil society in Afghanistan in Brussels, Belgium

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AAN’s Sari Kouvo in cooperation with the ENNA Brussels’s office organised an informal information-sharing event for Brussels-based think tanks and civil society organisations. The aim of the event was to share information about Afghanistan-related advocacy and policy in Brussels and about civil society activities in the run up to the high-level conference on Afghanistan in […]

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18 May 2011: Cul-de-sac Afghanistan? Panel discussion in Frankfurt

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While the European public is mainly concerned about the growing number of killed ISAF soldiers in Afghanistan and the debate is dominated by the troop withdrawal question – what about the people who ISAF was supposed to protect and defend? What would it mean if security responsibility is transferred to a government that is notorious […]

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Sal-e nau mubarak / Neway kal mubarak sha (amended)

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The AAN Management Board wishes in particular all Afghan AAN team members, contributors, readers as well as all friends and partners a happy and more peaceful new year 1390. Let us all hope that the festival itself can be celebrated without disturbances (see text below) and continue to work together for peace and true reconciliation. […]

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9 February 2011: AAN in Berlin

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Thomas Ruttig, a Senior Analyst of AAN, will give two public presentations on Afghanistan’s current political situation in Germany soon, on 18 January in Osnabrück and on 9 February in Berlin. Presentation on 9 February in Berlin, under the title ‘Afghanistan after NATO’s transition decision’ will take place as follows: Time: 10.00 – 12.00 am […]

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27 January 2011: AAN at the Open Forum, Davos 2011

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Join AAN’s Martine van Bijlert during the Open Forum Davos 2011, in the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, where she will be participating in a public panel discussion on whether the West has failed in Afghanistan. The Open Forum Davos 2011 is organized by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (SEK) and the World […]

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26 January 2011 Chatham House: No Shortcut to Stability

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The authors of ‘No Shortcut to Stability: Justice, Politics and Insurgency in Afghanistan’ – AAN’s Senior Analyst Kate Clark and independent analyst Stephen Carter – will be speaking about the report at an event at Wednesday Chatham House on 26 January 2011. The Asia Programme meeting will take place at Chatham House, 10 St James’s […]

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11-12 November 2010, SCA conference in Stockholm featuring AAN

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“The Missing Link: Supporting democratic state-building in Afghanistan”. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, the Folke Bernadotte Academy and ENNA have organised a 2-day international conference to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. “Following the US led strike in 2001 which led to the defeat of the Taliban regime, high goals have been set in order to […]

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21 October 2010, Washington DC: Thomas Ruttig on Reconciliation

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By invitation only at The New America Foundation: on-the-record breakfast discussion with Thomas Ruttig on the prospects for reconciliation with the Taliban and how this process might fit within the Afghan political, social, and cultural context.   Prospects for Reconciliation in Afghanistan Thursday, October 21, 2010 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The New America Foundation […]

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18 July 2010: Afghan Civil Society Launches Access to Information Campaign

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This morning a large number of Afghan civil society organisations and several media organisations used the media attention surrounding the Kabul conference to launch a campaign highlighting the need for access to information and calling for the necessary legislation to be drafted. The demand is an important one. The pervasive ambiguity, the lack of clarity […]

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