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Afghanistan: Sicherheitslücke

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Tagesspiegel (Berlin, online), 7 January 2014 Reporting that the German ISAF forces had stopped reporting the number of insurgent attacks in northern Afghanistan, the Berlin-based daily asked AAN’s Thomas Ruttig for his assessment. Saying that the argument the Afghan forces were in the lead now and needed to take over the reporting sounded like a pretext. “ISAF […]

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Afghanistan-Experte fordert deutschen Neuanfang am Hindukusch

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DTS/Berliner Umschau, 23 December 2013 The German news agency published a short summary of an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig published by daily Frankfurtter Rundschau in which he criticised new German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen with visiting German soldiers in Afghanistan but not meeting any of her Afghan counterparts.

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“Ein Frieden mit den Taliban reicht nicht”

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Frankfurter Rundschau, 23 December 2013 On the occasion of Germany’s new defence minister’s first visit to Afghanistan, the Frankfurt-based daily interviewed AAN’s Thomas Ruttig. He started with criticising Ms van der Leyen for continuing her predecessor’s and chancellor Merkel’s approach of flying to Afghanistan without meeting President Karzai or their ministerial counterparts. He demands that […]

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Nächste Runde im Kundus-Prozess

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Deutsche Welle, 31 October 2013 The report about the Kunduz airstrike court extensively case quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: Zum Schluss hört das Gericht einen Sachverständigen. Thomas Ruttig ist Diplom-Afghanist und spricht über übliche Verhaltensweisen der afghanischen Landbevölkerung und der Taliban. Ruttig betont, dass es im Ramadan, in den der Anschlag fiel, durchaus nicht ungewöhnlich sei, […]

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Kampfjet-Videos im Kundus-Prozess: Wer ist Zivilist und wer Kämpfer?

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Die Tageszeitung (Berlin), 31 October 2013 In a report about the process in Bonn around an airstrike against two tanker lorries highjacked by Taleban in Kunduz in September 2009 ordered by a German commander that killed around 90 civilians, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig who has been invited as a “matter expert” on the Taleban is quoted as saying […]

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Kundus-Prozess in Bonn: Deutschland lehnt gütliche Einigung ab

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Bonner Generalanzeiger, 30 October 2013 In a report about the process in Bonn around an airstrike against two tanker lorries highjacked by Taleban in Kunduz in September 2009 ordered by a German commander that killed around 90 civilians, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig who has been invited as a “matter expert” on the Taleban is quoted as saying that […]

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Prozess um Luftangriff in Kundus

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ARD (German TV), 30 October 2013 Catch a glimpse of AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in “Die Tagesschau”, Germany’s TV primetime news, in a report about the ongoing process of relatives of the victims of an ISAF airstrike in Kunduz in Seeptember 2009 during which a large number of civilians — most likely around 90 – died. Thomas was […]

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Bombardement von Kunduz: Der Tod der schwarzen Punkte

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Kölner Stadtanzeiger, 30 October 2013 In a report about the process in Bonn around an airstrike against two tanker lorries highjacked by Taleban in Kunduz in September 2009 ordered by a German commander that killed around 90 civilians, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig who has been invited as a “matter expert” on the Taleban is quoted as saying that […]

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Aufnahme von afghanischen Helfern: Gnade vor Asylrecht

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Die Tageszeitung, 29 October 2013 Article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the latest turn in the German government’s attitude vis-a-vis local Afghan employees of the Bundeswehr and other German institutions who feel threatened and are applying for asylum. He says the the new regulation increases the numbers of Afghan who can enter Germany without an […]

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Bundeswehrabzug aus Afghanistan: Alle Macht den Terror-Milizen?

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ARD (German TV), 17 October 2013 The WDR’s investigative TV magazine “Monitor” looks into the German withdrawal from Kunduz and the ALP militias left behind. It gets the official statement of defence minister de Maiziere that Germany “neither participated in the establishment, equipment nor training of the ALP” while ALP leader Nabi Gechi confirms that Germans […]

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The Road Through Qatar: Opportunities and hurdles for a political solution in Afghanistan

Thomas Ruttig

Central Asia and the Caucasus, 03-04/2013 In its Afghanistan-special, the Sweden-based academic journal published an article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig. Only abstract accessible online: “While a military solution in Afghanistan has failed, the search for a political solution that includes the insurgent Taliban movement has not yielded any significant results, despite initial U.S.-Taliban contacts in […]

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Flash from the Past: When the Taleban wanted UN-monitored elections

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AAN presents to its readers a 1996 interview with one of the current negotiators in the Taleban Qatar office, Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanakzai. The interview was conducted by Thomas Ruttig when Stanakzai was part of a Taleban’s diplomatic mission to Germany. The Taleban were then searching to try to establish diplomatic relations and gaining legitimacy […]

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