AAN In Media

US, Afghanistan forces likely to face war crimes investigation, alongside Taliban

Deutsche Welle, 20 November 2017 Quotes of what AAN colleague Ehsan Qaane has to say about the International Criminal Court’s decision to launch warcrimes investigations in Afghanistan: Ehsan Qaane, a legal and political affairs researcher with the Afghanistan Analysts Network in Kabul, doesn’t want all the excitement over the US-CIA involvement to overshadow where the […]

Afghan Local Police: The Controversial Force That Fills a Security Gap

Voice of America, 20 November 2017 In a report about an ALP unit in Achin district, AAN research is quoted: An independent group of Kabul based researchers at Afghanistan Analysts Network reported, “Evidence of ALP being imposed on communities, of abusive behavior and of the capture of units by strongmen and tanzims [the old armed […]

Afghan troops going AWOL from JBSA

San Antonio Express-News, 17 November 2017 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is briefly quoted here: But in the view of Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a nonprofit research group based in Kabul, the AWOL cases illuminate the prevailing pessimism within a nation strangled by war since the Soviet Union breached its borders in 1979. […]

Afghanistan tops US Defence Chief meet with NATO

Radio France International, 8 November 2017 Listen to a short interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about NATO’s role in Afghanistan, on the occasion of the current NATO defence ministers’ meeting.

Talebani contro Isis, la nuova guerra che insanguina l’Afghanistan

L’Espresso, 8 November 2017 In this long article on the Italian daily’s website on the Taleban-IS conflict in Afghanistan, ex-AAN colleague Borhan Osman (from his AAN research) and AAN’s Thomas Ruttig are quoted – Borhan on the evolution of the Afghan IS chapter, ISKP, on the number of its fighters and its ideology: «In Nangarhar […]

Noch ein Krieg für Afghanistan? Der IS und die Schiiten

dpa/Augsburger Allgemeine, 7 November 2017 In this article by the main German news agency, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted about IS attacks against Afghan Shias and the – so far avoided – religious Sunni-Shia conflict in the country: “Bisher waren die Afghanen gegen Versuche, einen Konflikt zwischen Sunniten und Schiiten zu erzeugen, ja weitgehend immun”, […]

Dari Or Farsi? Afghanistan’s Long-Simmering Language Dispute

RFE/RL, 7 November 2017 AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili is quoted on a politicised conflict over linguistic terminology in Afghanistan that has flared up recently again: Ali Adili, a researcher at Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent think tank in Kabul, says many see the BBC name change as a continuation of this policy. “Afghan Persian speakers […]

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