AAN In Media

Germany: Afghan exodus: Afghan asylum seekers in Europe

South Africa News, 18 February 2017 The South African news site tops with Thomas Ruttig’s AAN dispatch about the situation of Afghan refugees in Germany (via Relief Web) – and it tops even news about Angelina Jolie.

Afganistan luisuu kohti kaaosta – Kun Mohammad Shafi, 37, lähti töistä, vastassa oli itsemurhapommittaja

Helsingin Sanomat, 16 February 2017 In this reportage from Kabul in the leading Finnish daily, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted extensively, together with UNAMA human rights chief Danielle Bell: ”Tilanne on huonontunut tasaisesti sitten vuoden 2005. Alussa ongelmat olivat hyvin kaukaisilla ­alueilla, mutta Taleban tuli takaisin”, Afghanistan Analysts Networkin vanhempi analyytikko Thomas Ruttig Kabulista sanoo. Ruttingin mielestä […]

Afghanistan raakt weer in de greep van fundamentalisten

Volkskrant, 15 February 2017 The Dutch daily carries a report on the discussion about possible US troops increases and quotes, among others, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: Thomas Ruttig van het Afghanistan Analysts Network in Kabul: ‘De westerse bondgenoten konden de Taliban al niet verslaan of zelfs maar terugdringen toen zij onder ISAF en Enduring Freedom de […]

Taliban hoist flags to build political brand

Stars and Stripes, 13 February 2017 The US-based newspaper picks up Borhan Osman’s dispatch for AAN about the Taleban establishing their brand – flag and name etc, quoting extensively from it: Analysts say the Taliban are placing a new emphasis on symbols as a part of a wider attempt to portray themselves as a modern […]

Wie ist die Sicherheitslage in Afghanistan?

Mediendienst Integration, 10 February 2017 The Germany-based specialised media service quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this report about the security situation in Afghanistan, on the – insufficient – welcome of Afghan deportees at Kabul airport: Thomas Ruttig, Ko-Direktor des “Afghanistan Analyst Networks”, bemängelt zudem den Umgang mit abgeschobenen Afghanen: Obwohl sie von Vertretern der deutschen […]

Expandiert der IS in Afghanistan?

dpa/Sächsische Zeitung, 9 February 2017 In this analysis of the IS’ strength in Afghanistan, AAN’s Borhan Osman is briefly quoted (in German): Der Experte des Instituts Afghanistan Analysts Network, Borhan Osman, gibt zu bedenken, dass fast die Hälfte aller Selbstmordattentäter des IS bisher nicht aus Afghanistan stammten.  

Nach Mord an sechs Mitarbeitern: Rotes Kreuz stoppt Afghanistanhilfe

Tageszeitung, 09 February 2017 The Berlin-based daily quotes AAN information about the likely perpetrator of the killings and abductions of ICRC staff in Qushtepe, Jawzjan (in German): Nach Informationen des Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), einem unabhängigen Thinktank, herrscht ein usbekischer Kommandeur namens Qari Hekmat mit seiner regierungsfeindlichen Miliz in dem betroffenen Gebiet. Bei ihm handle es sich […]

Six Red Cross workers in Afghanistan killed in ambush

The Guardian, 8 February 2017 Obaid Ali, AAN’s head of office in Kabul, is quoted here as giving background on the possible perpetrator of the killings, a local Uzbek commander: Qush Tepa, where the attack occurred, is highly contested. The area is largely controlled by Qari Hekmat, an ethnic Uzbek with a long history as […]

US Policy in Afghanistan: What to Expect from Trump

Centre on Religion & Geopolitics, 6 February 2017 AAN co-director Thomas Ruttig is among three analysts who have their say on the question: Can Trump scale back involvement in Afghanistan while keeping his inauguration pledge to ‘eradicate radical Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth?’

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