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International MIlitary

The Cost of Support to Afghanistan: New special report considers the causes of inequality, poverty and a failing democracy

Kate Clark

A new AAN special report looks at why the political vision of the 2002 Bonn Agreement and 2004 constitution with its promises of a representative democracy has failed to materialise. It finds answers in the huge levels of unearned foreign income that has flowed into Afghanistan since 2001, both aid and the money spent by […]

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A Resolute Support team works with ‪officers from the ‪Afghan interior and defence ministries during a simulation exercise looking at the effect of different decisions on the effectiveness and affordability of ​the ANSF in the future. NATO’s Warsaw summit will also be considering funding of ANSF, as well as the deployment of international forces, 8-9 July 2016. (Photo: NATO - Resolute Support Mission, DATE: May 19, 2016)

Afghanistan at the Warsaw Summit: Looking for sustained support (with an 11 July 2016 update)

Jelena Bjelica Kate Clark Martine van Bijlert Sudhansu Verma

On 8 July 2016, in Warsaw, NATO begins a two-day heads of state summit for its member countries. Afghanistan is the first item on the agenda on day two. From an Afghan point of view this is an important event, the means by which Kabul secures funding for the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and […]

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Emergency surgery after the bombing in one of the remaining parts of MSF's hospital in Kunduz on the 3rd October 2015. Photo: MSF

Airstrike on a Hospital in Kunduz: Claims of a war crime

Kate Clark

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is now demanding an International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission look into the United States air strike which hit its hospital in Kunduz in the early hours of Saturday morning (3 October 2015). 12 MSF staff and 10 patients, including three children, were killed in the strike which came four days into fierce […]

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Classics of Conflict (1): Reviewing some of Afghanistan’s most notorious hotspots

Fabrizio Foschini

There are only a few places in Afghanistan everybody has heard of. Names like Panjwayi or Tora Bora, though, have been around for a long time, in some cases more than a decade. They have gained notorious prominence in the international press because of the heavy involvement of foreign forces and the subsequent heavy casualty rates, […]

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Rekord bei Opiumanbau in Afghanistan

Thomas Ruttig

Deutsche Welle, 13 November 2013 The German international radio reports that the latest UNODC report found that the acreage used for poppy growing has never been as large as this year. AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted extensively about the histroy of poopy cultivation and the contradictions in the West’s anti-narcotics policy: “The opium boom is a […]

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Bundeswehr in Afghanistan: Mission Augen zu und durch

AAN Team

Spiegel online, 12 November 2013 The website of the influential German weekly political magazine also picks up Philipp Münch’s AAN report about the impact of the international intervention on Afghan power structures, with the case studies of Kunduz and Badakhshan. The magazine writes – not fully accurately – that the author “accuses the Bundeswehr that, with […]

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Bundeswehr stützte indirekt Warlords

AAN Team

Tagesspiegel, 13 November 2013 THis Berlin-based daily also reports about Philipp Münch’s AAN report about the impact of the international intervention on Afghan power structures, asking the question whether “the glass is half-full or half-empty” after the intervention. The report adds the information that the German government has for the first time admitted that it supported […]

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Kundus nach Abzug der Bundeswehr: Deutschland stärkte die Warlords

AAN Team

Tageszeitung (Berlin), 12 November 2013 The Berlin-based daily reviews AAN’s report of today, Philipp Münch’s “Local Afghan Power Structures and the International Military Intervention”, what it calls “the first analysis after the withdrawal of the Bundeswehr troops” from the Afghan northeast. Germany has tried to stay neutral, author Sven Hansen concludes about the “sobering study”, which […]

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Afghanistan-Einsatz: Die Bundeswehr als Komplize der herrschenden Klasse?

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Frankfurter Allgemeine, 12 November 2013 Friederike Böge, herself a journalists’ trainer and correspondent in Afghanistan, reviews Philipp Münch’s AAN report about the international intervention’s impact on local power structures in northeastern Afghanistan (both online and print). She summarises Philipp’s rendering of the contradictory approach of the German forces vis-a-vis the power holders in Kunduz and Badakhshan, […]

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Studie: Bundeswehr-Strategie stärkte afghanische Warlords

AAN Team

Zeit online, 12 November 2013 The German weekly’s website picks up the taz reporting about Philipp Münch’s Tjematic report for AAN, “Local Afghan Power Structures and the International Military Intervention”, case studies of the Bundeswehr and US forces in Kunduz and Badakhshan.

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Bundeswehr stärkte indirekt Warlords in Kundus

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dpa/Focus, 12 November 2013 The second weekly political magazine in Germany picks up dpa agency’s report about a “report by the independent thinktank, the Afghanistan Analysts Network, about which the Berlin daily „tageszeitung“ (taz) reported”.

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Tödliche Helfer

AAN Team

Tagesspiegel, 23 October 2013 In an article dealing with German Bundeswehr demands about purchasing drones for Afghanistan, supported by claims that itwould help to reduce civilian casualties, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying that he thinks this argument besides the point, with urban and rural areas not clearly distinguishable and lacking capabilities of the military […]

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