AAN In Media

Rückkehr nach Afghanistan

Asyl Aktuell, 1/2017 The Vienna-based magazine, run by the Austrian NGOs’ “Coordination on Asylum”, reprints a slightly abridged German version of Jelena Bjelica and Thomas Ruttig’s AAN dispatch on deportations and ‘voluntary’ return of Afghan asylum seekers to their country. Use the link, click on the cover of the magazine for the PDF and go […]

Die Schule der Muppets

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 23 July 2017 In an article (in German) reporting the introduction of a new character to the Afghan version of the Muppets Show, the Munich-based daily, one of the leading ones in Germany, also refers to shortcomings in the Afghan education system and AAN research about it.

Taliban Say Top Leader’s Son Carried Out a Suicide Attack

New York Times, 22 July 2017 This article on the claim of Taleban leader Hebatullah that his son has carried out a recent suicide attack on a police base in Helmand, driving a captured humvee, contains three links to the AAN website, mentions an article dated from May 2016 as a proof for plausibility of Hebatullah’s […]

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 […]

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