AAN In Media

A political solution to the Afghanistan crisis

ODI/USIP, 10 July 2017 Watch this 47min video (or listen to the audio) of a panel with the head of AAN’s advisory board, Amb Francesc Vendrell, at an event in Washington DC co-hosted by ODI and the United States Institute of Peace to launch a new roadmap for political stability in Afghanistan. Other panelists: Said Tayeb Jawad (Ambassador […]

Afghanistan refers Anas Haqqani to International Criminal Court: AAN

One TV, 6 July 2017 The Afghan TV’s website (mis)quotes AAN’s Ehsan Qaane saying that the Haqqani case was referred to the ICC – this was not what we reported, but rather that this case was among a number of cases on which the Afghan government shared information with the ICC. It did so in an attempt […]

After a bloody month in Afghanistan, demonstrators demand security reforms

Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2017 AAN’s Ehsan Qaane comments on the demonstration of 3 July by the new Uprising for Change movement: Ehsan Qaane of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a Kabul-based research group, said ethnic leaders believe Ghani is not giving them enough authority. “People think he is trying to remove Uzbeks and Tajiks […]

“In the Light of the Conflict: Photographer Andrew Quilty’s experience in Afghanistan”

Politico (Playbook briefing), 2 July 2017 The Politico blog’s daily “Playbook” briefing on what’s driving the day in Washington refers to AAN’s photo and interview dispatch with Australian photo journalist Andrew Quilty (go to the last part of the text) under Bonus Great Holiday Reads: –“In the Light of the Conflict: Photographer Andrew Quilty’s experience in […]

Trump’s ‘Maintenance’ Strategy Unlikely to Break Afghan Stalemate

The Globe Post, 1 July 2017 This article in The Globe Post – a project run by exiled Turkish journalists – quotes, among others, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the US’ (so far, non-) strategy for Afghanistan: Thomas Ruttig, Co-Director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, said the CIA and other U.S. special forces may pursue a […]

Talibanit eivät luovuta [The Taleban don’t give up]

Ulkopolitiikka 1/2017 (March) With some delay, for our Finnish-speaking readers: article portraying the Taleban 15 years after their regime in Afghanistan was overthrown – with quotes from AAN’s Borhan Osman and Thomas Ruttig and guest author Anand Gopal in the Finnish Journal “Foreign Affairs”.  

A New Afghanistan Strategy Must Avoid Perpetual War

National Interest, 28 June 2017 Article extensively references AAN’s recent dispatch on the need for reform in the Ministry of Interior: To an American audience, it is sometimes difficult to grasp how Afghan government corruption prevents U.S.-allied forces from defeating the insurgency. A few key examples will serve to illuminate the gravity of the situation. […]

Afghanistan’s ‘hill of widows’ live in a world apart

Daily Mail/AFP, 23 June 2017 A new story about the Zanabad, the ‘widows hill’ settlement in a Kabul outskirt, quoting an earlier AAN story by Naheed Esar, after the demise of the elder of the place, Bibikoh, in 2016: Bibikoh organised literacy classes, sewing workshops and food distributions with the support of an NGO, says […]

Svetovni dan beguncev: Ljudje hočejo naprej, a so vrnjeni nazaj

Večer, 20 June 2017 AAN research quoted and linked in the Slovenian news website’s  article about Afghan refugees in Europe: Med leti 2015 in 2016 naj bi iz Afganistana proti Evropi zbežalo okoli 250 000 Afganistank in Afganistancev. Po poročanjuorganizacije Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) se je to število zdaj zmanjšalo in lani se je izjemno […]

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