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5 February, Amsterdam:

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Martine van Bijlert will be participating in the Dutch “Loya Jirga” in Amsterdam which will explore what the Netherlands’ civilian and military involvement in Afghanistan looks like in reality. The Loya Jirga will, according to the announcement, listen to the stories of Afghans, journalists, soldiers, development workers and members of the business community, while it tries […]

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25-27 January 2010, Prague: conference “Provincial Reconstruction Teams – What’s Next?”

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Martine van Bijlert will be on one of the panels during the three-day international conference in Prague on “Provincial Reconstruction Teams – What’s Next? Challenges of Reconstruction in Afghanistan”. She will be speaking as part of the panel on “Cooperation with Afghan Local and National Leadership: Engaging the local population and developing mutual trust with […]

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9 December, Washington: 2009 Jamestown Terrorism Conference

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AAN’s Thomas Ruttig will be on a panel of the 2009 Jamestown Terrorism conference (‘The Changing Strategic Gravity of Al-Qaeda’). He will speak about ‘Major Actors and Leadership in the Taliban Insurgency’. Find all details on the conference on Jamestown’s website here.

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A meaningful Afghanistan conference needs civil society involvement

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It apparently has been decided that the next international Afghanistan conference is to be held on 28 January in London. It might be followed by a second one in spring – perhaps March or April – in Kabul. But the latter is far from clear. The UK – with the Prime Minister under immense pressure […]

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24 November 2009, Berlin: Afghanistan conference of German NGOs

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“Mission impossible in the Hindukush? Taking stock of international Afghanistan policies” – a conference organised by VENRO, the umbrella of German developmental NGOs. AAN’s Martine van Bijlert will be one of the presenters. The security situation of Afghanistan’s population has drastically deteriorated over the past years – despite the international communities engagement. Aid workers have increasingly become targets […]

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3-4 November: Afghanistan experts meeting in Bavaria

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Thomas Ruttig represented AAN at a two-day experts meeting organized by German Hanns Seidl Foundation in the Bavarian spa of Wildbad Kreuth on 3-4 November, titled “The Interlocking Security Dilemma of Pakistan and Afghanistan”. Thomas gave a presentation on the question: ‘Are there moderate Taleban and what does this mean for the future political development’ […]

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6 Oct and 13 Oct 2009: Two podiums with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in Berlin.

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In early October, AAN’s Co-director Thomas Ruttig will participate in two public discussions of Afghan issues in Berlin. On Tuesday 6 October, Heinrich Boell Foundation invites for a jour fixe under the title ‘After the elections in Afghanistan and Germany: Quo vadis at the Hindukush?’ A week later, he will discuss issues of the elections […]

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Epistemology of Reconciliation debate

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While analysts, journalists and diplomats obsess over the twists and turns of the vote count in Kabul, an interesting discussion on ‘Reconciliation’ unfolded in the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies on Wednesday evening. ‘Reconciliation’ did indeed prove to be a magic word loaded with politics, possibilities and polarities, drawing a packed house with no standing […]

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June 2009: Conference on Governance in Istanbul

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In late June, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig participated in the conference ‘Fundamentals of Governance in Afghanistan’ organized by The Hollings Center for International Dialogue and the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS) in Istanbul (Turkey). A conference report can be found under: Here

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Presentation on the Policies Surrounding Senior Subnational Appointments

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On 10 June 2009 Martine van Bijlert presented the findings of her AREU Briefing Paper on the policies surrounding provincial governor and district administrator appointments. The presentation, which took place at the AREU office in Kabul, was attended by diplomats, policy makers, researchers and Afghan government officials. To learn more about the Afghanistan Research and […]

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Presentation on Transitional Justice and Rule of Law

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On 5 June 2009 Sari Kouvo made a presentation at the Conference ‘Transitional Justice and Rule of Law: Institutional Design and the Changing Normative Structure of Post-Authoritarian Societies’ in Brussels. The presentation, which focused on the link between past and present impunity, will probably be turned into a chapter in one of the upcoming volumes […]

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Presentation at EC Conference ‘Making the Difference? Strengthening Capacities to Respond to Crisis and Security Threats’, Brussels.

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On 3 June 2009 Sari Kouvo participated in the panel discussion ‘Afghanistan at the Crossroads: Military, Civilian and Diplomatic Options’, as part of the European Commission’s conference on international crisis’ responses. The discussion focused on the challenges to state-building in Afghanistan, including the consequences of a compromised election process and the lack of institution-building. Sari […]

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