Other publications

Aus Bündnistreue zur Sowjetunion: Eine kurze Suche nach der DDR-Entwicklungszusammenarbeit mit Afghanistan und den Spuren, die sie hinterlassen hat

Thomas Ruttig, in: T. Kunze/T. Vogel (eds.), Ostalgie international: Erinnerungen an die DDR von Nicaragua bis Vietnam, Christoph Links Verlag, Berlin, 2010. In Loyalty to the USSR: A short quest for GDR development cooperation with Afghanistan and the traces it left: Chapter in an anthology about the GDR – i.e. East German – engagement in […]

Zu wenig, reichlich spät – Stabilisierungsmaßnahmen in Afghanistan zwischen Terrorismus- und Aufstandsbekämpfung

Thomas Ruttig, in: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (Bonn), 21-22/2010 This contribution to a weekly newspaper supplement of 7 articles on Pakistan and Afghanistan, discusses how much the new Obama/McChrystal strategy really represents a strategic shift (in German, avaibale on the web from 22 May onwards), see below: Zu wenig, reichlich spät – Stabilisierungsmaßnahmen in Afghanistan […]

The Taliban Arrest Wave in Pakistan: Reasserting Strategic Depth?

Thomas Ruttig, in: CTC Sentinel, March 2010, vol. 3 issue 3 This article analyses the recent arrest wave of Afghan Taleban leaders in Pakistan and its implications for further attempts on talking to the Taleban The full pdf can be found here: The Taliban Arrest Wave in Pakistan: Reasserting Strategic Depth? 

Money can’t buy America love

Foreign Policy, 1 December 2009 AAN member Andrew Wilder presents the initial findings of a Tufts research on the linkages between aid and security. The full article is available below: Money can’t buy America love

Afghanistans Wahlkrise (Afghanistan’s Election Crisis)

Thomas Ruttig. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP-Aktuell 2009/A 56 In this 8-page SWP comment, the author analyses the ‘legitimacy crisis’ that erupted after the manipulated 20 August elections, assesses that it contributes to minimise the chance that Gen. McChrystal’s population-oriented counter-insurgency approach can be implemented and lays out steps to broaden the Afghan political process […]

Präsident Karzai vor zweiter Amtszeit? Sicherheitsprobleme und Legitimitätsdefizite bei den Präsidentschaftswahlen in Afghanistan

Thomas Ruttig. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik: Berlin, SWP-Aktuell 2009/A, August 2009 (President Karzai before a second term? Security problems and legitimacy deficits of Afghanistan‘s presidential elections – in German) Incumbent Hamed Karzai aims at a second term of office in Afghanistan‘s presidential elections on 20 August. A lack of alternatives, his astute positioning and use […]

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