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21 October 2010: New AAN paper on the Ex-Taleban on the High Peace Council

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AAN’s latest discussion paper by Thomas Ruttig provides a first analysis of the former Taleban members on the newly-established Afghan High Peace Council (HPC), of what their possible role may be in this body, their political and historical background as well as the development of their positions vis-à-vis a possible process of negotiations. More information […]

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7 October 2010: NAF collection on Afghanistan and Pakistan

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With the ninth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Afghanistan upon us, the New America Foundation’s Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative has relased a series of research papers describing the insurgencies in Pakistan’s tribal regions and in Afghanistan. These collections, called “The Battle for Pakistan” and “The Battle for Afghanistan,” represent some of the most […]

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15 September 2010: Matt Waldman’s USIP Peace Brief Out (with AAN input)

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Field research indicates that the coalition’s military surge is intensifying the conflict, and compounding enmity and mistrust between the Afghan conflict’s parties, concludes Matt Waldman in his Peace Brief titled “Navigating Negotiations in Afghanistan” and authored for the US Institute of Peace. It is therefore reducing the prospects of negotiations, which require confidence-building measures that should […]

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14 September 2010: new report by Martine van Bijlert ‘The Battle for Afghanistan: Zabul and Uruzgan’

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The New America Foundation released a new study on 14 September 2010 by AAN’s Martine van Bijlert: ‘The Battle for Afghanistan: Zabul and Uruzgan’. The paper, which is part of a series, explores the origins and evolution of the Taleban networks in these provinces and is based on several hundred interviews over the course of […]

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24 June 2010: New report – The Northern Front: The Afghan Insurgency Spreading beyond the Pashtuns

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One of the key developments in Afghanistan during the last year is the expansion of insurgent activity in the northern region. The latest AAN briefing paper analyses this expansion and points to the crucial fact that the Taleban are expanding their constituency into non-Pashtun areas. The paper is authored by Antonio Giustozzi, prominent scholar of […]

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22 April 2010: New Publication ‘Golden Surrender?’

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The reintegration of former fighters is one of the main pillars in the unfolding counterinsurgency strategy. It is however more complex and difficult to accomplish than is commonly appreciated. In this discussion paper Matt Waldman (fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University) explores the obstacles to a successful reintegration programme. […]

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4 and 9 March 2010: New AAN Publications on Pakistan

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Two new AAN papers explore the situation in Afghanistan’s neighboring country Pakistan. While the first briefing provides a look back on the AfPak strategy, a term already dropped again barely one year after it was invented, the second briefing deals with the deepening crisis of Pakistan’s young but already elusive secular democracy. The first one, […]

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21 January 2010: New Publication “Governance in Afghanistan in Regional Perspective”

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In discussions about governance and reforms in Afghanistan, the regional dimension – and in particular Afghanistan’s relative position in comparison with its neighbouring countries – is often neglected. In this paper Dr. Christian Wagner, head of the Asia Research group at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Berlin), compares Afghanistan to other South […]

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23 Oct.: SWP Comment by Thomas Ruttig on the Afghan elections crisis published.

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Afghanistans Wahlkrise: Die gefälschte Präsidentschaftswahl und Strategien für »danach« (Afghanistan’s Election Crisis: The fraudulent presidential elections and strategies for ‚thereafter‘), Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Berlin), SWP-Aktuell 2009/A 56, October 2009, 8 pp. In this SWP comment (in German), AAN’s Thomas Ruttig analyses the ‘legitimacy crisis’ that erupted after the manipulated 20 August presidential election, assesses […]

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Presentation on the Policies Surrounding Senior Subnational Appointments

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On 10 June 2009 Martine van Bijlert presented the findings of her AREU Briefing Paper on the policies surrounding provincial governor and district administrator appointments. The presentation, which took place at the AREU office in Kabul, was attended by diplomats, policy makers, researchers and Afghan government officials. To learn more about the Afghanistan Research and […]

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