AAN In Media

Thomas Ruttig über abgeschobene afghanische Flüchtlinge

SRF 4 and 1, 13 January 2017, An extensive (25 min) interview on SWiss radio (in German) with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about Germany’s ‘return’ of rejected Afghan asylum seekers and the dispute in the country, between parts of the federal government and almost everyone else about whether Afghanistan is “safe enough” or not to deport […]

Did ISIL, the Taliban or the Haqqani Network carry out the Kandahar attack?

The National, 12 January 2017 The UAE-based daily ponders who might be behind the bomb attack in the Kandahar governors house that also killed five Emarati citzens and quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: “Whoever did it has shot themselves in the foot and will not have made themselves popular with the rest of the country,” says […]

“Sichere Gebiete” in Afghanistan: Konter gegen de Maizière

Telepolis, 12 January 2017 The German blog quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, from his German language blog Afghanistan Zhaghdablai, on the debate about so-called safe areas in Afghanistan – on which the UNHCR has now contradicted the German government: Das Papier widerspricht in einigen zentralen Punkten der Annahme von sicheren Zonen, wie dies in konzentrierter Form […]

It’s time for Trump to explain what will happen in Afghanistan

The Hill, 5 January 2017 This blog entry, still looking for a Trump Afghanistan policy, quotes, among others, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, with a statement originally in an article in The Atlantic: According to Thomas Ruttig, the co-founder of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, Washington is “is by far the largest spender on the Afghan armed forces and […]

Afghan woman: sold like a goat, treated like a dog

Daily Times, 3 January 2016 In an op-ed article in the Pakistani daily, the author quotes AAN research on cases of women rights abuses in Afghanistan (but mingled some facts): On 25 October 2015, Afghanistan Analyst Network in its paper reported 19 years old girl Miss Rukhshanda was stoned to death in Feroz Koh district […]

Taliban ramp up attacks in southwestern Afghanistan as NATO casualties hit a low

Stars and Stripes, 2 January 2017 Reporting a new Taleban offensive in two Helmand districts, the US-based daily quotes from earlier AAN research and quotes AAN’s Fazal Muzhary: The Afghanistan Analysts Network said in report last year that Afghan forces are struggling to fend off the insurgents because of a lack of coordination among army […]

Die Bilanz des Kriegs in Afghanistan

dpa/Badische Zeitung, 23 December 2016 The daily from southern Germany takes stock of the war in Afghanistan, based on material of the German news agency dpa which, in turn, quotes AAN (on IS activity in Afghanistan).

Is Pakistan punishing refugees for Afghanistan’s friendship with India?

IRIN, 23 December 2016 The news agency has put Jelena Bjelica’s AAN dispatch about the return of many Afghan refugees from Pakistan and its background(s) into its picks of the week: Pakistan has historically been a refuge for millions of Afghans who fled war over the past few decades. But the government pushed more than […]

Afghanistan-Experte Thomas Ruttig spricht über die Situation in Afghanistan

Radio Corax, 21 December 2016 Listen to a longer audio of a live interview of the non-commercial local radio station in the Eastern German city of Halle (Sachsen-Anhalt) with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, discussing the first deportations of rejected Afghan asylum seekers from Germany by a charter flight and the situation in Afghanistan into which the non-voluntary […]

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