AAN In Media

ICC to Probe War Crime Cases in Afghanistan

Tolo TV, 27 November 2017 Watch AAN’s Ehsan Qaane talking with Kabul-based Tolo TV’s Mehwar programme about the forthcoming investigations of war crimes in Afghanistan by the International Criminal Court, explaining background and technicalities: The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said that the international judicial body is preparing to officially investigate […]

Un Hitler a l’Afganistan

Ara.cat, 24 November 2017 The Catalan daily newspaper quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in this portrait of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, saying that the presence of foreign troops in the country is one hurdle to the outbreak of a new factional war, feared by many in Afghanistan: “Els actors són els mateixos que als anys noranta. I, com […]

Der Luftkrieg gegen die afghanische Opiumwirtschaft hat begonnen

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 23 November 2017 AAN’s Jelena Bjelica quoted in this article by the leading Swiss daily about the US’ airstrikes against heroin labs in Afghanistan: Der drastische Anstieg der Opiumproduktion geht einher mit einer Ausweitung der von den Taliban kontrollierten Gebiete. Afghanistans Drogenwirtschaft mit den Aufständischen gleichzusetzen, wie es mitunter getan wird, sei […]

US, Afghanistan forces likely to face war crimes investigation, alongside Taliban

Deutsche Welle, 20 November 2017 Quotes of what AAN colleague Ehsan Qaane has to say about the International Criminal Court’s decision to launch warcrimes investigations in Afghanistan: Ehsan Qaane, a legal and political affairs researcher with the Afghanistan Analysts Network in Kabul, doesn’t want all the excitement over the US-CIA involvement to overshadow where the […]

Afghan Local Police: The Controversial Force That Fills a Security Gap

Voice of America, 20 November 2017 In a report about an ALP unit in Achin district, AAN research is quoted: An independent group of Kabul based researchers at Afghanistan Analysts Network reported, “Evidence of ALP being imposed on communities, of abusive behavior and of the capture of units by strongmen and tanzims [the old armed […]

Afghan troops going AWOL from JBSA

San Antonio Express-News, 17 November 2017 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is briefly quoted here: But in the view of Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a nonprofit research group based in Kabul, the AWOL cases illuminate the prevailing pessimism within a nation strangled by war since the Soviet Union breached its borders in 1979. […]

Afghanistan tops US Defence Chief meet with NATO

Radio France International, 8 November 2017 Listen to a short interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig about NATO’s role in Afghanistan, on the occasion of the current NATO defence ministers’ meeting.

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