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From ‘Slavers’ to ‘Warlords’: Descriptions of Afghanistan’s Uzbeks in western writing

Christian Bleuer

From the early 1800s to the present day, western writers have explored Afghanistan either in person or from a distance, their publications providing a view of Afghanistan’s governments and people to the wider audience in Europe, the United States and the west. However, this view is distorted in many ways. One noticeable case in this […]

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Warlords, Religious Leaders, Insurgents: Three external publications

Thomas Ruttig

Read an overview about three recent external publications of AAN co-director Thomas Ruttig, in the German magazines Orient and INAMO and for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in London. In an article for the quarterly INAMO, a journal run by the Berlin-based Information Project Near and Middle East, Thomas Ruttig has looked at the phenomenon of […]

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Wenn Doktoren mit Kriegsherren paktieren (not online)

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Wochenzeitung (Zurich), 3 April 2014 Article (in German) by AAN's Thomas Ruttig looking ahead to the Afghan elections: "eight candidates, surpising alliances, Karzai will maintain influence".

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Le seigneur de Kaboul: Candidat à la présidence, Abdul Rassul Sayyaf

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Le Point, 3 April 2014 A long portrait of warlord and presidential candidate Sayyaf by Emmanuel Derville (through his blog; not online with Le Point). Included quotes by AAN's Thomas Ruttig: « Sayyaf a vraiment eu peur après la chute des talibans en novembre 2001, explique l’universitaire Thomas Ruttig, qui dirige l’Afghanistan Analysts Network, un centre […]

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Warlords to decide outcome of Afghan election

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Daily Telegraph, 30 March 2014 In an article looking at presidential candidate – and warlord – Sayyaf, AAN's Fabrizio Foschini is quoted on his election chances: Although unlikely to win he would garner decisive votes to put behind one of the two candidates that make it to a run-off, according to Fabrizio Foschini, of the […]

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Afghan presidential election 2014 – the big issues

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Radio France International, 18 March 2014 In a series of primers for the April election in Afghanistan, AAN is quoted, here on the role of warlords in the Afghan political system: "Armed strongmen … sit in most key positions and dominate the parliament, the judiciary and the still-partly factionalised security forces as well as the […]

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“Die Schwelle zur Gewalt ist niedrig”

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Qantara.de, 18 March 2014 The blog of German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle publishes a long interview (in German) with AAN's Thomas Ruttig, covering elections, the role of parliament, the judiciary, the warlords and the Taleban and social developments over the past 12 years.

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Afghan presidential election 2014 – your questions answered

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Radio France International, 13 March 2014 Attuning to the Afghan elections, the French radio station answers the following questions: "Who's in with a chance of winning Afghanistan's 2014 presidential election? Will voters be safe? Will it be free and fair? Will it be over when it's over?" And uses AAN material for it: "Armed strongmen – warlords and commanders […]

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Bundeswehr in Afghanistan: Mission Augen zu und durch

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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

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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

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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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