The Guardian, 4 May 2017
AAN’s Kate Clark weighs in on the ceremonial return of Hezb-e Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to Kabul, calling it a “rehabilitation of his political career.”
For Ghani, the peace deal is an accomplishment hailed by diplomats and foreign donors as a first step towards nationwide reconciliation. But the inclusion of Hekmatyar in the volatile political powder keg of Afghan politics is a gamble. “Hekmatyar has never been a team player and has never really worked for anyone else,” Clark said.
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