LIGNET: Anti-American Warlord Holds Key to Post-US Afghanistan

Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 06:40 PM

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Virulently anti-Western Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, long known for brutality and violence, has reversed his years-long opposition to the Afghan political process and now publicly supports participation in coming elections by the insurgent force known as Hezb-i-Islami.

Hekmatyar is a vociferous anti-American and one of the chief causes of the post-Soviet civil war in Afghanistan, so it would be easy to frame Hekmatyar's re-entry into Afghan politics as a disaster in the making. However, if Hekmatyar has decided to honestly participate, the addition of Hezb-i-Islami to Afghan politics could build momentum for the reconciliation and reintegration of the country's multiple groups of armed militants.

Click HERE to read an exclusive analysis from LIGNET's top intelligence experts.


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