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Better late than never: 14 more ex-Taleban delisted

Thomas Ruttig

The UNSC sanctions committee has taken 14 more former Taleban off the black list. Among them are three dead men, four Higher Peace Council (HPC) members, seven former deputy ministers and a former ambassador (categories overlap), the president of the Taleban Academy of Sciences and four low-ranking, former Taleban diplomats. AAN’s Senior Analyst Thomas Ruttig […]

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Raids on ex-Taliban threaten Afghan peace process, diplomats warn


Guardian, 6 April 2011 A story about a number of night raids on former Taleban Zaeef and Arsala Rahmani’s houses in Kabul by foreign and NDS forces. It quotes another ex-Taleb and member of the HPC Mujahed as saying: ‘We get phoned up by HPC [High Peace Council] members all the time, complaining that their […]

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Afghan Reactions to the High Peace Council

Thomas Ruttig

The establishment of the High Peace Council (HPC) by President Hamed Karzai on 18 September has created a lot of attention. Finally, the competition about who will chair the body has been decided in favour of 1992-96 Interim President Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani. Also, the still missing members have been appointed which let the HPC become […]

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Warlords’ Peace Council

Martine van Bijlert

After a series of announcements that the members of the High Peace Council would soon be announced, and a considerable delay reportedly about who should chair the council – a question that is still open – the names of 68 members were finally released today (with apparently two more still to be added). Looking at […]

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