Thomas Ruttig

Thomas Ruttig is the Co-Director of Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent think tank based in Kabul and Berlin, and a contributing editor with Himal Southasian.

Afghanistan after America

US-Taliban deal could end war, but jettison hard-won rights.

Mar 28, 2019

Afghanistan’s election dilemma

Afghanistan is under-prepared for robust elections, but postponement could cause further instability.

Oct 04, 2018

Reed flute and gunpowder

Understanding the Afghan Taliban through their poetry.

Mar 14, 2014

The return of the Taliban puritans?

The stoning of a woman and the attack at a weekend vacation spot have woken up Afghanistan's young but a pro-peace protest movement is only at its very beginnings.

Aug 21, 2012

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