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Loya Jirga

Der Präsident zögert

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ARD Tagesschau, 24 November 2013 AAN’s Kate Clark has been quoted on the website of the First German TV’s evening news website: “Präsident Karsai will nicht der Eigentümer dieses Abkommens sein und schiebt die Verantwortung ab”, sagt die Expertin Kate Clark vom Afghan [sic] Analysts Network in Kabul. Der Poker um die Unterzeichnung geht also weiter.

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One Step Forward, One Step Back On U.S.-Afghan Security Deal

Thomas Ruttig

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 24 November 2013 “Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent research organization in Kabul, suggests that Karzai could be trying to gain leverage ahead of the election. ‘Karzai is afraid the Americans will [meddle] in the election against his interests,’ Ruttig says. ‘Partly, he has a point. The Americans […]

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White House pushes for US-Afghan security pact by end of year

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Russia Today, 22 November 2013 The website of the relatively new Russian attempt to emulate al-Jazeera quotes AAN’s Kate Clark, via Reuters: “‘President Karzai just doesn’t want this agreement. He kept handling the responsibility for agreeing or not agreeing to the agreement to the people of the hall, to the delegates of the Loya Jirga,’ [grand […]

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La Loya Jirga afgana examina el acuerdo de seguridad con EE UU

Thomas Ruttig

El País, 21 November 2013 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted here on the BSA Loya Jirga in Kabul: “Karzai sólo busca protegerse de las críticas”, estimaba Thomas Ruttig, codirector del Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) en una reciente entrevista con esta corresponsal. En su opinión, el recurso a la Loya Jirga, definida en la Constitución como representante de […]

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United States gives Afghanistan year-end deadline for crucial security deal

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Reuters, 21 November 2013 AAN’s Kate Clark explains why President Karzai put new obstacles in the way of the US-Afghan security agreement currently discusses in the Consultative Loya Jirga: “President Karzai just doesn’t want to own the agreement,” said Kate Clark of the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network think tank. “He kept handing the responsibility for […]

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Shocks in a Lacklustre Speech: President Karzai addresses the jirga

Obaid Ali Kate Clark Christine Roehrs

The consultative loya jirga, convened to scrutinise the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States, has begun with a draft that was only agreed at the very last minute, confusion over the exact status and proceedings of the gathering and a lacklustre speech by President Karzai. The president made little attempt to really sell the […]

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Abstimmung über Amerika: Loya Dschirga berät über Sicherheitsabkommen

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Frankfurter Allgemeine, 21 November 2013 While explaining the procedure of the BSA Consultative Loya Jirga in Kabul, Friederike Boege quotes information by the Afghanistan Analysts Network.

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Afghanistans Loya Dschirga: Feilschen um Verbleib von US-Truppen

Thomas Ruttig

Tageszeitung (Berlin), 21 November 2013 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig contributed an op-ed (in German) on the BSA Loya Jirga starting today in Kabul, summarising the last controversial pointsot be clarified between the Afghan and US sides, arguing that both sides are interested in geeting the agreement confimred by the delegates, the US because it wants to […]

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Amnesty Urges Afghan Council to Demand Accountability for US War Crimes

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AntiWar (blog), 20 November 2013 In a report about amnesty international urging the firthcoming Loya Jirga to demand accountability for US war crimes in Afghanistan, also an AA dispatch about the anti-BSA “counter jirga” is quoted.

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On eve of Afghan council, uncertainty over future of military mission

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Stars and Stripes, 20 November 2013 AAN’s Kate Clark is quotes here about the drama potential of the upcoming BSA Loya Jirga: Some analysts see the convening of the Loya Jirga as cover for Karzai to make an unpopular decision — though whether that decision will be to keep international troops or jettison them is […]

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Loya Jirga To Decide Whether U.S. Troops Stay Or Go

Thomas Ruttig

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 20 November 2013 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig gives some backgriund on the institution Loya Jirga in Afghanistan: According to Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent research organization in Kabul, Karzai needs consensus, or at least the appearance of consensus, to ratify the controversial agreement. “Loya Jirgas are seen […]

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The Nation’s Voice? Afghanistan’s loya jirgas in the historical context

Benjamin Buchholz

On 21 November, another loya jirga (grand assembly) is forthcoming in Afghanistan, convened to represent ‘the nation’s voice’ about the still pending Afghan-US Bilateral Partnership Agreement (BSA), the basis for any post-2014 NATO mission in the country. This will be the fifth such assembly under the Karzai government. On this occasion, our guest author Benjamin Buchholz […]

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