AAN in Berlin (4 December 2017): The Afghanistan Rumour Kitchen

rumours about_Afghanistan: is the name of a Berlin anti-deportation initiative, based on the title of a campaign the German Embassy launched last year via social media and large-format posters in Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif in order to persuade Afghans not to leave their country and come to Germany. Two days before Germany’s planned eight deportation […]

AAN on Afghanistan podiums: Stuttgart 30/8, Berlin 4/9, 20/9

It is general election campaign time in Germany (the new Bundestag is to be elected on 24 September) and Afghanistan’s situation is making it into the discussion again, mainly related to refugee movements and the internal security situation. Chancelor Angela Merkel has just told daily taz in an extensive interview: “We should not send the […]

Berlin, 5 July 2017: Book presentation with AAN

“A Society of Intervention: An essay about about conflicts in Afghanistan and other military interventions” – this is the title of a new book by Michael Daxner, Professor of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin, former advisor to the Afghan Minister of Higher Education and prolific author on Afghanistan. It will be presented at the Berlin office […]

This evening: AAN in Potsdam (Germany) on Afghan migration

“Protection for Afghan Refugees in Brandenburg? Perspektives, not deportation into war”. AAN co-director Thomas Ruttig speaks about the security situation in Afghanistan in the context of Germany’s deportations of rejected Afghan asylum seekers. Organised by the Brandenburg Refugees Council In German and Dari   where: Urania-Verein, Gutenbergstr. 71/72, Potsdam when: 30 May 2017, 7-9pm   More […]

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on „How safe is Afghanistan (for deportations)?“

Here are AAN co-director Thomas Ruttig’s next speaking appointments: four public events in four German cities (Mainz, Hamburg, Geesthacht near Hamburg, Berlin), all before the end of March, each time about the Afghan issue that dominates Germany’s domestic debate: whether the country is ‘safe’ enough that the German government (at the start of an election campaign […]

AAN at Public Seminar in Wiesbaden (Germany: 19 January 2017)

„Afghanistan: A country between world policy, ethnic conflict and religious radicalism“ (Ein Land im Spannungsfeld von (Welt-)politik, ethnischen Konflikten und religiösem Radikalismus) AAN’s Thomas Ruttig will be one of the presenters at this evening of lectures and discussion (in German), organised by Hesse State Centre for Political Education (HSCPE). Other participants: Ambassador Dr. Gunter Mulack […]

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig at the Lower Saxony Refugees Council (3 December 2016)

“Afghanistan. Exodus. Perspectives?” Podium discussion (in German) with Bernd Mesovic (PRO ASYL), Thomas Ruttig (Co-Director of Afghanistan Analysts Networks) and young refugees from Afghanistan When: 3 December 2016, 11am Where: Office (Geschäftsstelle) of Flüchtlingsrat Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony Refugees Council) Röpkestraße 12 30173 Hannover Google Maps On the agenda: the current situation and developments in Afghanistan; the treatment of […]

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Afghanistan’s Uncertain Future: Fragmented Realities and Geopolitical Fault Lines Afghanistan’s political landscape can be characterized as a patchwork of contending ethnic factions and ever-shifting alliances. The security situation in Afghanistan remains extremely fluid and the insurgency shows no signs of abating. Afghanistan finds itself in the midst of a modern version of the historical Great […]

AAN’s Thomas Ruttig at the Afghanistan Week 2016 – Oslo, Norway

The Afghanistan Week 2016 is a cooperation between the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee, the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). With the aim to bring Afghanistan to the top of the Norwegian agenda, bringing Afghan and international experts to Norway to inform and debate. When: 20th to 25th September, 2016. Where: Oslo, […]

Incontro Nazionale Emergency – Genoa: July 2, 2016

The Italian medical NGO Emergency is having its 4-day national meeting in Genoa, and tomorrow, 2 July 2016, AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini will be on the panel focusing on the Afghan conflict, which has seen Emergency’s engagement with war victims since the late 1990s. The panel will start at 15.00 in the Magazzini del Cotone Auditorium […]

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