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AAN In The Media – October 2010

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Ett fuskval ‘bra nog åt afghaner’ (Bogus elections good enough for Afghans) Fredskoalitionen, 31 October 2010 Valövervakare Martine van Bijlert från ‘Afghanistan Analysts Network’ beskrev den Oberoende Valkommissionens attityd på detta sätt: ”Om man vill veta var de övriga rösterna kommer ifrån, har de olagligt lagts till de ogiltiga, så nu har de avlägsnats, och […]

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AAN In The Media – September 2010

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Afghanistan opium crop blight sends drug prices soaring Christian Science Monitor, 30 Sept. 2010 In article on Afghanistan’s expected decline of the poppy harvest, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted on the expected impact it might have on the Taleban: ‘The poppy income is not the single, major income or revenue source for the Taliban. It’s […]

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Pakistanis Say Taliban Arrest Was Meant to Hurt Peace Bid

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New York Times, 23 August 2010 Dexter Filkins has got ink-on-white what everyone had assumed: Pakistan wants control over developments in Afghanistan.

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Pakistani Anger with WikiLeaks

Karl Fischer Ulrike Schulz

Pakistan has remarkably free media. However, this freedom has been limited on a few subjects. Journalists would not touch the Pakistani involvement in Afghanistan during the ‘jihad’ against the Soviet occupation in a critical way, for example. It looked as if the ISI often was dictating the leaders on this subject in at least some […]

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AAN In The Media – August 2010

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Afghan Police’s Lack of Guns and Gas Shows U.S. Exit Plan Flaw Bloomberg, 31 August 2010 Baghlan’s police suffer unstable leadership because of power struggles among ethnic Pashtun and Tajik clans that have seen 10 provincial governors and numerous police chiefs appointed in nine years, said Fabrizio Foschini of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a research […]

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AAN In The Media – July 2010

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Knowledge of Afghanistan ‘astonishingly thin’ BBC, 31 July 2010 Afghan studies is an “orphan subject,” hardly taught at universities in the UK, finds the BBC’s Ray Furlong. And he quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in saying that it is not much different in germany and elsewhere in Europe. Holland geht, “M” bleibt (Holland Leaves, “M” Stays) […]

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AAN In The Media – June 2010

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The position of Hazaras in Afghanistan The Hazara Network, 30 Juni 2010 Blogpost on the position of Hazaras quotes Thomas Ruttig’s June 18 blog ‘A New Taliban Front? (referring to it as a ‘study’ by the highly-regarded Afghanistan Analysts Network) that ‘Taleban involvement also was presumed in this year’s renewed clashes between settled Hazaras and […]

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AAN In The Media – May 2010

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Zu wenig, reichlich spät – Stabilisierungsmaßnahmen in Afghanistan zwischen Terrorismus- und Aufstandsbekämpfung Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (Bonn), 21-22/2010 This contribution to a weekly newspaper supplement of 7 articles on Pakistan and Afghanistan, discusses how much the new Obama/McChrystal strategy really represents a strategic shift (in German, avaibale on the web from 22 May onwards). Talking […]

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AAN In The Media – April 2010

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It takes the Villages Foreign Affairs, May/June 2010 Seth Jones quotes from publications by AAN members Antonio Giustozzi and Martine van Bijlert. Britain’s Forged Role in the World Khilafa.com, 26 April 2010 This brief discussion of Britain’s role in the world mentions AAN’s recent report on reintegration, describing it as “highly critical of the British-backed […]

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How ‘neo’ were the ‘Neo-Taleban’?

Thomas Ruttig

Since the Taleban’s quick resurgence after the fall of their regime in 2001, their insurgency often is described with the term ‘Neo-Taleban’. Here it is argued, though, that there was more continuity than change from the pre-9/11 to the post-9/11 Taleban movement. The real ‘neo-Taleban’ might emerge now – after the arrest of accommodation-inclined Taleban […]

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Finding Kabir

Willi Germund

Arresting the former deputy ‚prime minister‘ of the Taleban apparently needed less than rocket science. Pakistani intelligence sources also confirm that the arrests of Maulawi Kabir and Mulla Baradar foremost serve Pakistani interests, both with regard to urgently needed financial resources and possibly to the strengthening of an old ally, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. A guest blog […]

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Some Birds with One Stone

Christopher Reuter

Pakistan is establishing a new Taleban leadership that is more aggressive, less inclined to talk and primarily follows the instructions of its ISI minders, says Christoph Reuter(1). With this aim, it manipulates different leaders of militant groups, using targeted arrests and ‘invitations’ into ‘guesthouses’. When it became known on 16 Februar that the number three […]

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