AAN In Media

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.

Talebani contro Isis, la nuova guerra che insanguina l’Afghanistan

L’Espresso, 8 November 2017 In this long article on the Italian daily’s website on the Taleban-IS conflict in Afghanistan, ex-AAN colleague Borhan Osman (from his AAN research) and AAN’s Thomas Ruttig are quoted – Borhan on the evolution of the Afghan IS chapter, ISKP, on the number of its fighters and its ideology: «In Nangarhar […]

Noch ein Krieg für Afghanistan? Der IS und die Schiiten

dpa/Augsburger Allgemeine, 7 November 2017 In this article by the main German news agency, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted about IS attacks against Afghan Shias and the – so far avoided – religious Sunni-Shia conflict in the country: “Bisher waren die Afghanen gegen Versuche, einen Konflikt zwischen Sunniten und Schiiten zu erzeugen, ja weitgehend immun”, […]

Dari Or Farsi? Afghanistan’s Long-Simmering Language Dispute

RFE/RL, 7 November 2017 AAN’s Ali Yawar Adili is quoted on a politicised conflict over linguistic terminology in Afghanistan that has flared up recently again: Ali Adili, a researcher at Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent think tank in Kabul, says many see the BBC name change as a continuation of this policy. “Afghan Persian speakers […]

Blaming the Afghan War Failure on — Russia

Global Research, 1 November 2017 The Canada-based Centre of Research on Globalization quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on recent media reports that Russia had supplied weapons to the Taleban: But many of the Russian weapons in the hands of the Taliban date back to Russia’s own misadventure in Afghanistan in the 1980s, according to one small […]

Anschlag in Kabul

Tageszeitung, 1 November 2017 Op-ed by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in the Berlin daily, summarising the details of the IS-claimed terrorist attack in Kabul’s Wazir Akbar Khan before an RTA office and raises the question what the IS claim of responsibility is worth, given that the Taleban declared employees of two Tv stations (1TV and Tolo) […]

The Fence Driving a Wedge Between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Bloomberg, 31 October 2017 In this article, the AAN dispatch by Fazal Muzhary is quoted for background: There are 235 crossing points, some frequently used by militants and drug traffickers, of which 18 can be accessed by vehicles, according to a report by the Afghanistan Analysts Network research group last month. The Taliban are used […]

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