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Afghan vice president Mohammad Qasim Fahim dies, aged 57

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The Independent/Reuters, 9 March 2014 In a report about the demise of Afghanistan’s vice president, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, aged 57, AAN's Kate Clark is quoted:.  Fahim spoke little to the media, said Kate Clark of the Kabul-based think tank Afghanistan Analysts Network, but wielded great influence in closed door meetings. "Karzai, Fahim and the Americans have […]

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Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Afghanistan’s first vice president, dies at 57

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Washington Post, 9 March 2014 The US daily publishes an obituary about the "polarizing leader whose political and military career spanned the Soviet War and the American invasion…, [whose] battlefield experience inspired respect in many, [while] to others he symbolized a new generation of Afghan warlords who profited immensely from his proximity to power and foreign […]

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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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On the Run without Aid: The much delayed policy on Afghanistan’s internally displaced

Christine Roehrs

Much has been reported on the plight of Afghanistan’s internally displaced persons (IDPs), their miserable life in informal settlements, and their lack of access to income, education and health care. Actions, however, have been scarce, both nationally and internationally. They have been often humanitarian in nature only and mostly short term. This is also because the […]

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Life on the Frontline (1): Travelling on Wardak’s Roads: ’We feel we are dead’

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In a new occasional series of blogs AAN will be looking at what it is like to live in areas contested by Taleban and the Afghan government/US forces. In this first contribution, a reporter from Wardak who asked not to be named, spoke to men from Jaghatu district about travelling on the province’s roads. How […]

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The Enteqal Seven (7): Opportunities and Concerns in the North

Fabrizio Foschini

More than one month has passed since Mazar-e Sharif was officially transitioned to the responsibility of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), along with the cities of Herat, Lashkargah and Mehtarlam, the provinces of Bamian and Panjshir, and most of Kabul. In the last of this series of blogs, AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini, with the help […]

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Figure of the Day: US$ 100 m. (in destroyed orchards)

Thomas Ruttig

An Afghan government delegation has reported that ‘Afghan and foreign forces have caused more than US$ 100 million damage to fruit crops and homes during security operations in southern Kandahar province’. AAN’s senior analyst Thomas Ruttig remembers an episode last summer. When a young Afghan visited our office last summer and told us about US […]

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Losing people in Afghanistan

Martine van Bijlert

Living in Afghanistan means losing people. It’s a steady trickle. Usually not close enough to uproot your life, but there are all these people whom you have gotten to know over the years, whom you have become fond of, who you have to admire for how they managed to preserve sanity and dignity and humour, […]

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The Kuchi-Hazara Conflict, Again

Fabrizio Foschini

As every year around this time, violent clashes have erupted between local Hazaras and incoming Pashtun Kuchis in the pastures of Eastern Hazajarat. Houses were burnt down, people and animals killed, many fled the area. Hazara MPs boycott the parliament’s sessions. But the level of violence seems to be higher than ever. Fabrizio Foschini. Junior […]

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What about the voters (2)

Martine van Bijlert

What do people think? Now that a million votes have been disqualified and the second round has been announced. Another collection of conversation fragments. “I am worried that something will go wrong with the elections. Many people are worried. So Karzai’s acceptance of the results is good. He has decided to avoid confrontation. It is […]

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