AAN In Media

Violence, corruption threaten Afghan progress in getting kids to school

Reuters, 23 March 2017 In this report, following a Save The Children report on education shortcomings in Afghanistan, the authors also quote AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili who also has recently written about exaggerated schooling figures, ghost schools and other phenomena marring the country’s education system: Ali Yawar Adili at the Afghanistan Analysts Network said there was […]

To Afghanistan Not Syria? Islamic State Diverts Tajik Fighters South

Jamestown Foundation (Eurasia Daily Monitor), 15 March 2017 Looking at cases of Tajiks trying to enter Afghanistan, from Russia through Iran, in order to join Daesh, author Edward Lemon cites AAN as a source a few times – and directly relates to an AAN dispatch by Christian Bleuer (“To Syria, not Afghanistan: Central Asian jihadis […]

Afghanistan-Experte: Taliban bitten um Hilfe – Tür zum Dialog[?]

Katholische Nachrichtenagentur, 6 March 2017 (not online) The news agency of the German catholic church quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the Taleban’s invitation to NGOs and assurance to them of protection (in German): Kabul (KNA) Der deutsche Afghanistan-Experte Thomas Ruttig sieht eine wachsende Dialogbereitschaft der radikalislamischen Taliban mit internationalen Nichtregierungsorganisationen (NGOs). Er bestätigte am Montag […]

Blanke Verzweiflung in Afghanistan

Publik-Forum (online), 5 March 2017 Interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German) about the security situation in Afghanistan and on which support rejected and deported Afghan asylum seekers can rely in Afghanistan on the website of the German protestant church’s grassroots movement’s weekly.

Rückkehr afghanischer Flüchtlinge: Heimkehr ins Elend

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 3 March 2017 Author Volker Pabst of the leading Swiss daily writes about the situation of Afghan – forced or ‘voluntary’ – returnees mainly from Pakistan, but also from Europe and used AAN data for his graph on the return figures.

Streit zwischen Afghanistan und Pakistan: Nicht einmal Lust auf Reden

Tageszeitung (online), 2 February 2017 Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about the new crisis in Afghan-Pakistani relations, playing out after Pakistani accusations of a wave of terrorist attacks being organised from Afghan territory – and counter-accusations and an Afghan quasi-boycott of the latest ECO regional organisation summit in Islamabad (in German).

Abschiebungen nach Afghanistan: Weniger sicher geht nicht

Tageszeitung, 2 February 2017 Op-ed commentary by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the latest attempt of the German federal government to bring state governments in line of its deportation policy of failed Afghan asylum seekers (in German). Main argument: the German government continues to fail to tell the public where the allaged “secure” or “relatively secure” […]

Anatomy of a US airstrike: Are Afghan strongmen calling the shots?

Bureau of Investigative Journalism, 28 February 2017 This report about the increasing use of US airstrikes in the south of Afghanistan, reminiscent of the early phase of the war when ‘local strongmen’ instrumentalised the US forces to get rid of personal rivals, has a quote of former AAN colleague Lenny Linke: “Generally speaking the central government […]

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