The Diplomat, 5 June 2019 This article contains several quotes of and references to AAN, for example on the 2006 case when then-Preisdent Karzai appointed his close aide and legal adviser as the head of the Supreme Court of Afghanistan. When his term ended, Karzai — in clear violation of the constitution — appointed him as […]
AAN In Media
Tageszeitung, 29 May 2019 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig wrote a portrait for the Berlin-based daily of the new political deputy chief of the Taleban Mulla Baradar who, factually (but not officially – he is actually the supervisor of the Taleban negotiators) and who had met US Afghan envoy Khalilzad and participated in the recent intra-Afghan meeting […]
dpa/Salzburger Nachrichten, 29 May 2019 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted in this agency report on the postponement of Afghanistan’s provincial council elections: Afghanistan-Kenner halten die Verschiebung der Wahlen angesichts des Umfelds für notwendig. Sie sei aber dennoch nicht gut, sagte der Afghanistan-Experte Thomas Ruttig von der Denkfabrik Afghanistan Analysts Network, denn es würde die institutionellen […]
Mission Creep: How the NSA’s Game-Changing Targeting System Built for Iraq and Afghanistan Ended Up on the Mexican Border
The Intercept, 29 May 2019 The article refers to an AAN case study of a targeted killing case based on mistaken identity in Afghanistan by Kate Clark: In 2010, U.S. Special Forces killed a number of people in a convoy that belonged to a candidate in the Afghan parliamentary election. It later turned out that […]
Telepolis, 16 May 2019 Afghan-Austrian journalist Emraz Feroz, in this article for one of the leading German-language news websites, quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on discussion around the power of still-Afghan President Ghani after the Peace Loya Jirga and at the eve of the end of his first tenure: “Das Problem und teilweise auch der Anlass […]
Pravda, 14 May 2019 The leading Slovak newspaper quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the political role of women in Afghanistan, after the murder of journalist Mina Mangal:
La Repubblica, 10 May 2019 In this article of the Italian daily about a photo exhibition on the occasion of Italian medical NGO Emergency – which runs one of the most important hospitals in Kabul – AAN colleague Fabrizio Foschini is mentioned as a moderator of the opening of the show.
Tageszeitung, 5 May 2019 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig’s summary of the Consultative Peace Loya Jirga in Kabul: “After the Loya Jirga, the government in Kabul still does not operate from a position of strength, but of partial – internal and external – isolation, with much of the political opposition boycotting the jirga, the Taleban denouncing it […]
ecoi.net, 30 April 2019 The country of origin information system of the Austrian Red Cross’s (extensive) summary of security developments in Afghanistan in 2018 and the beginning of 2019 relies, among other sources, on information provided by AAN and by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig’s German-language blog Afghanistan Zhaghdablai.
SRF, 30 April 2019 Listen to an interview with AAN’s Thomas Ruttig with Swiss Radio about the forthcoming Peace Loya Jirga, with a transcript (in German).