AAN In Media

In Afghanistan bringen sich alte Warlords neu in Stellung

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 22 December 2017 A short quote from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this report about the firing of Balkh provincial governor Atta by President Ghani, stemming from an earlier round of this conflict, saying that it is also about the competition for leadership in the Jamiat party: «Die Tatsache, dass Atta nun öffentlich […]

Afghan Governor’s Dismissal Highlights Rift In Party, Risks To Unity Government

Gandhara, 19 December 2017 On Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe’s Central Asia blog, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig explains, in extensive quotes, the background of the renewed double-crisis, in the NUG between President Ghani and fired Balkh governor Atta and within Jamiat, between Atta and co-Jamiati, NUG CE Dr Abdullah.

Ach, wie schön ist Afghanistan (Oh, how nice is Afghanistan)

Falter 50/17, 13 December 2017 The Vienna-based weekly magazine looks at the “questionable” expertises of the only court-accepted Austrian Afghanistan expert who, according to AAN’s Thomas Ruttig who is quoted extensively in the report, “highly unrealistic and even distorting.” Title of the article: “Oh how nice is Afghanistan”. Article (in German) is behind a paywall. […]

Can Afghanistan Manage to Hold an Election in 2018?

The Diplomat, 13 December 2017 In this article, AAN research is extensively quoted: In September 2016, the Afghan parliament passed a new electoral law, which paved the way for the setting of an election date but also passed the “most controversial and complicated changes” onto the IEC, as Ali Yawar Adili and Martine van Bijlert […]

Afghanistan in Two Charts (Bombs dropped over Afghanistan)

Mother Jones, 5 December 2017 The US magazine has processed US CENTCOM data into interesting charts. In the accompanying text, AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted: “The U.S. military is becoming less transparent, and it’s a pity because they had worked really hard — and succeeded — in reducing civilian casualties,” said Kate Clark, co-director of […]

America Can’t Win the Drug War in Afghanistan

The National Interest, 5 December 2017 The US magazine has a short quote (and a link to) AAN’s recent analysis of the UNODC opium survey: An evaluation of the UN report from the Afghan Analysis Network aptly concluded that opium is “a low-risk crop in a high-risk environment.”

U.S. airstrikes rise sharply in Afghanistan — and so do civilian deaths

Los Angeles Times, 4 December 2017 This article tells the story of civilian casualties causes by an US airstrike in Nangrahar province – which is denied by the US military – and looks at current trends in the US air war in Afghanistan. AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted about that: “The U.S. military is becoming […]

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