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Försiktigt kinesiskt engagemang i Afghanistan

Thomas Ruttig

Swedish Afghanistan Committee, 18 December 2023 This is an abbreviated translation into Swedish of Thomas Ruttig’s Septemr 2023 AAN report, titled “Chinese Investments in Afghanistan: Strategic economic move or incentive for the Emirate?” on the Swedish Committee’s website.

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A Black Week in Kabul: Terror and protests

Martine van Bijlert Thomas Ruttig

It has been an incredibly difficult week for Kabul. In four days, over a hundred people were killed and several hundreds injured – most of them in a massive terrorist attack in central Kabul on 31 May 2017. Two days later, as angry protests threatened to become violent, the police opened fire killing and injuring […]

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Bomb and Ballot: The many strands and tactics of Hezb-e Islami

Thomas Ruttig

Hezb-e Islami Afghanistan – known as Hezb-e Islami of Gulbuddin, or HIG, in the West – has (almost) declared support for its former chief negotiator with Kabul as a candidate for the 5 April 2014 presidential election. This comes less than a week after it claimed the latest suicide car bomb attack in Kabul that […]

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Ein Racheakt, kein Strategiewechsel: Anschlag auf ein Lokal voller Ausländer in Kabul

AAN Team

Deutsche Welle (website), 17 January 2014 In this report about the fatal terrorist attack at a Kabul restaurant, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig and Adenauer Foundation’s (and AAN author) Nils Woermer ae quoted in unison that this terrorist acts does not represent a change of strategy of the Taleban who have attacked civilians, Afghans and internationals alike, […]

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Talebs in Tajikistan? The ‘terrorist spill-over’ hype

Thomas Ruttig

If one listens to ISAF and to Central Asian governments, there are overlapping networks of jihadist terrorists subverting Afghanistan and Tajikistan, if not the whole region. Those networks, it is said, link the Taleban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) with al-Qaeda and other Pakistan-based groups. Few of these reports are substantiated by details […]

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