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Farewell to the Boss? Mujaddedi resigns

Thomas Ruttig

It is still not clear whether the resignation of Hazrat Sebghatullah Mujaddedi from all government positions last week was meant to be permanent, or a political manoeuvre planned to improve his chances in moving to lead the High Peace Council. Nevertheless, it is worth a closer look, argues Thomas Ruttig, Senior Analyst at AAN (with […]

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On the Way to Chicago: Fighting Corruption – and Condoning It?

Gran Hewad

Networks of corruption in the Afghan administration are like the tentacles of a hungry octopus entangling its prey. It is difficult to make them let go. But is the Afghan government really trying? Despite the uncovering of various graft scandals in recent years, it has failed to bring their investigations to a satisfactory end. Meanwhile […]

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AAN In The Media – April 2012

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Atta Muhammad Noor, Afghan Governor, Criticizes U.S. Exit Plan Huffington Post, 30 April 2012 In a blog by Joshua Hersh, there is an extensive quote of AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini about politicking in northern Afghanistan: ‘Analysts say that Noor may have other constituencies in mind as well. Fabrizio Foschini, a researcher with the Kabul-based Afghan Analysts […]

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One Year of Transition: A Look Back (2)

Fabrizio Foschini

Second part of the retrospective look at the last three months’ transitions which took in many Afghan provinces. AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini briefly comments on each of these and on some characteristics of the overall process. The second phase of transition continued on 11 January 2012 with a ceremony in the Wardak provincial capital of Maidan […]

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One Year of Transition: A Look Back (1)

Fabrizio Foschini

The second phase of transition, which was announced on 27 November 2011, is drawing to a close after a long winter, and after a turbulent few weeks that have refocused attention on the fall-out over the ongoing conflict. Many more areas of Afghanistan have witnessed an official transfer of security, while information about the third […]

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Parliament Completes the Cabinet – after two years

Fabrizio Foschini

Taking most observers by surprise, the Wolesi Jirga has passed a very long-waited vote of confidence and approved all nine ministers put forward by the president today. It has been more than two years since the current government was formed, but all portfolios are now duly occupied by ministers approved by the Parliament, and not […]

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All the Khan’s Men: Imran Khan and the Turncoats

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Newsline (Pakistan), 11 February 2012 The Pakistani magazine looks at the politicking behind Pakistani politician and ex-cricketer Imran Khan’s ascent and at the ‘new’ faces joining his movement.

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AAN In The Media – March 2012

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Ratlos am Hindukusch Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, April 2012 In this op-ed for the Berlin-based monthly, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig comments on the recent events in Afghanistan like the Panjwai massacre and the Quran burnings, the failure of Western policy that allowed the military to take over core decisions on Afghanistan and the dilemma […]

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Local Officials Play Truant in Afghan North

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IWPR, 15 February 2012 An investigation of the Kabul-based journalists organisation finds that in Balkh province, 12 out of the 15 sub-governors rarely appeared at their workplaces in 2011 between March and August, even though Balkh is considered one of the safest provinces in Afghanistan.

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AAN in the media – February 2012

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Der verlorene Krieg ZDF (German TV), 28 February 2012 This is one feature in the ‘Frontal 21’ political magazine dealing with the question whether the Afghanistan mission has failed and what role Germany’s Bundeswehr played in it. It included some statements by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, but you can watch a longer interview with him (both […]

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طرح تغییر نظام، عزم واقعی یا جنگ زرگری

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8 Sobh (Kabul), 25 January 2012 An unsigned article in the Kabul-based daily weighing the arguments and reasons of both the government and the opposition in the recent political brawl about decentralisation.

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Wie geht es 2013 in Afghanistan weiter? (Audio)

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Radio Eins (Germany), 2 January 2013 In an interview with this German radio station, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig looks ahead on Afghanistan’s developments in 2013, arguing that it is a crucial year on the political front, with candidates’ registration in September for next years election when President Karzai cannot run again and is trying to secure […]

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