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Afghanistan-Untersuchungsausschuss: Die Fragen bleiben

Tageszeitung, 17 January 2024 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this analysis of the work so far of German parliament’s – the Bundestag – enquiry committee about the last phase of German engagement in Afghanistan (in German). The more important of the quotes: Analyst Ruttig recently wrote that the [committee’s] ongoing analysis of the Doha […]

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AAN Q&A: What came out of the Doha intra-Afghan conference?

Thomas Ruttig

Representatives of Afghanistan’s warring parties and civil society met at a peace conference in Qatar’s capital Doha on 7-8 July 2019. They all participated ‘in their personal capacities’ in order to circumvent the Taleban’s rejection of direct talks with the Afghan government. The conference that took place behind closed doors ended with a joint final […]

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AAN in Berlin (4 December 2017): The Afghanistan Rumour Kitchen

Thomas Ruttig

rumours about_Afghanistan: is the name of a Berlin anti-deportation initiative, based on the title of a campaign the German Embassy launched last year via social media and large-format posters in Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif in order to persuade Afghans not to leave their country and come to Germany. Two days before Germany’s planned eight deportation […]

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Demonstration in Berlin against deportation of Afghan asylum seekers on February 11, 2017 Photo: Hadi Ahmady. (Newsgroup Afghanistan)

Afghan Exodus: Afghan asylum seekers in Europe (3) – case study Germany

Thomas Ruttig

Germany led in Europe in almost all categories of incoming refugees and asylum applications in 2015 and 2016, both in absolute and relative figures. Roughly six out of ten migrants who came to Europe ended up in Germany. Afghans were strongly represented in all those categories. This prompted the German government to change its 2015 […]

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Afghan refugees in Germany are concerned about their asylum application status; here a group of new arrivals is led to the registration centre in Munich in December 2015 (Source Tolonews).

AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig on Swiss Radio, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen – January 2017

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AAN’s Co-director Thomas Ruttig on SRF Radio discussing about the ‘return’ of the rejected Afghan asylum seekers from Germany.

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An improvised cave school on the outskirts of Bamyan city, for the IDP children from Maidan Wardak who in prolonged displacement in Bamyan. Photo: Jelena Bjelica, May 2016.

AAN Co-director, Thomas Ruttig on Swiss Radio, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen – January 2017

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More than 12,000 asylum seekers from Afghanistan would have to leave Germany. AAN’s Co-director Thomas Ruttig on SRF Radio discussing about the deported Afghan refugees from Germany.

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Kabul graffiti. Photo: Thomas Ruttig.

“We Knew They Had No Future in Kabul”: Why and How Afghan Families Decide to Leave

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The increasing number of refugees and migrants arriving across Europe has led to heated debates and an increased political polarisation between pro and anti-refugee movements and parties. Afghans are now the second largest group entering the European Union. A recent study by AAN and FES explores the reasons behind Afghanistan’s increased migration, by focusing on […]

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At Europe's edge: exhausted refugees in a Serbian field. Photo: Refugee Aid Serbia.

An “Afghan Exodus” (1): Facts, figures, trends

Thomas Ruttig

The on-going “exodus” of Afghans – now the second largest group entering the EU – has contributed to the increasing refugee numbers across Europe. This, in turn, has led to heated debates and an increased political polarisation between pro- and anti-refugee movements and parties. As governments and citizens struggle to handle the influx of refugees, […]

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The expedition after their arrival in Kabul, with Hentig (seated, 2nd from left) and Niedermayer (seated 3rd from l.). Photo from: Niedermayer's book, In der Glutsonne Irans.

Afghanistan in World War I (2): “England must lose India” – Afghanistan as a German bridgehead

Thomas Ruttig

100 years ago and a good year after the outbreak of World War I, a German political-military mission crossed the border into Afghanistan on the night of 19 to the 20 August 1915. Oskar Ritter von Niedermayer and Werner Otto von Hentig, a Bavarian military officer and a Prussian diplomat, both with Persian experience, led the […]

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New president Ghani swears in CEO Abdullah (left) and his two deputies, Khan Muhammad and Mohaqqeq (2nd and 1st fr. right). Photo c/o Pajhwok Afghan News.

2 Dec 2014: AAN at Podium in German Bundestag

Thomas Ruttig

AAN’s co-director Thomas Ruttig is one of the participants of a public podium discussion at the German Bundestag, under the title “Afghanistan – Which Options for Further Engagement of the International Community?“ on 2 December 2014 in Berlin, organised by the Green party’s Bundestag faction. Day: 2 December 2014 Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm Venue: German […]

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Germany evaluates Afghan war mission

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Press TV (Iran), 3 Apil 2014 See a video with AAN's Thomas Ruttig interviewed after he participated in a public experts hearing at the German Bundestag's foreign affairs committee in Berlin.

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Minister ruft Wirtschaft zu Hilfe [Neue Afghanistan-Strategie]

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Tageszeitung (Berlin), 14 March 2014 (print only) Germany's minister for development has presented his country's post-2014 development strategy which focusses on the north (where German troops have been stationed) and Kabul and five "foci": good governance, economic development, energy, water and education. The strategic paper also emphasises women's rights, democratisation and rule of law. AAN's […]

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