Events

28 January 2011: New AAN paper looks for Afghan insights in theories of conflict resolution

AAN’s new discussion paper by Matt Waldman and Thomas Ruttig takes a more theoretical approach to the current debate about reconciliation, often too narrowly described just as ‘talking to the Taleban’. It looks into various theories of conflict resolution and which insights they may offer for a peaceful solution of the Afghan conflict. Despite the […]

9 February 2011: AAN in Berlin

Thomas Ruttig, a Senior Analyst of AAN, will give two public presentations on Afghanistan’s current political situation in Germany soon, on 18 January in Osnabrück and on 9 February in Berlin. Presentation on 9 February in Berlin, under the title ‘Afghanistan after NATO’s transition decision’ will take place as follows: Time: 10.00 – 12.00 am […]

27 January 2011: AAN at the Open Forum, Davos 2011

Join AAN’s Martine van Bijlert during the Open Forum Davos 2011, in the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, where she will be participating in a public panel discussion on whether the West has failed in Afghanistan. The Open Forum Davos 2011 is organized by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (SEK) and the World […]

27/29 January 2011, Potsdam: Afghanistan on stage again

At the gates of Potsdam – the residential town of Germany’s monarchy abolished in 1918 – lies a little village called Geltow. That’s where the Bundeswehr‘s Operational Command is based. In Potsdam itself, another German theatre production will deal with events in Afghanistan soon: ‘Potsdam-Kundus’ by Clemens Bechtel. Premiere night was on 12 January. Next […]

26 January 2011 Chatham House: No Shortcut to Stability

The authors of ‘No Shortcut to Stability: Justice, Politics and Insurgency in Afghanistan’ – AAN’s Senior Analyst Kate Clark and independent analyst Stephen Carter – will be speaking about the report at an event at Wednesday Chatham House on 26 January 2011. The Asia Programme meeting will take place at Chatham House, 10 St James’s […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 – with the aqlak

With a little delay (well, the new Afghan year starts only in March and we’re all just back from our vacations) the AAN Management Board wishes all AAN members, contributors, readers as well as all its friends, partners and donors a happy and peaceful Sal-e Nau-e issawi. We are looking forward to a further fruitful […]

16 December 2010: No Shortcut to Stability

An important new report on the linkages between Afghanistan’s insurgency and the lack of justice was released by Chatham House on 16 December. The report ‘No Shortcut to Stability: Justice, Politics and Insurgency in Afghanistan’ by Steve Carter and AAN’s Kate Clark argues that the sidelining of justice by the Afghan government and its international […]

30 Nov/ 3 Dec, Saba TV Kabul: Vendrell in interview

AAN’s Advisory Board chairman and former UN and EU special envoy to Afghanistan, Francesc Vendrell, will be on Saba TV’s (Kabul) ’30 Minutes’ programme, in an exclusive interview together with Pakistani writer and journalist Ahmad Rashid — tonight Tuesday Nov 30 at 8:30 PM and rebroadcast on Dec 3 at 9:30 PM on SABA Television. […]

27 November in Berlin: An Afghanistan play

The Berliner Compagnie, a Berlin-based free-lance troope known for their political theatre (‘Who killed Ken Saro-Wiwa?’, “Terra! Terra!’) is touring with its latest production ‘Die Verteidigung Deutschlands am Hindukusch’ (Germany’s Defence at the Hindukush, a paraphrase of former Defence Minister Struck) since almost two years. Who hasn’t seen it yet gets another chance this Saturday […]

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