Etelaat Rooz, 17 Aqrab 1396 (8 November 2017) The Kabul-base daily reprints AAN’s dispatch on the latest developments around possible International Criminal Court investigations in Afghanistan by Ehsan Qaane and Kate Clark.
AAN In Media
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.
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 […]
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”, […]
Think Progress, 7 November 2017 This article – by Ali Latifi – has several quotes from AAN’s Obaid Ali: “For the last year, there have been so many operations and attacks on the ground and in the sky in Kunduz,” said Obaid Ali, an analyst at the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network. (…) Ali said locals […]
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 […]
SRF, 4 November 2017 Listen to the audio (in German) of an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig by Swiss radio’s main evening news programme, explaining the context of the latest wave of Taleban attacks in Afghanistan. There is also a shorter version in print (so better listen to the audio).
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]