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HIG leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Photo: website of Shahadat daily.

Almost Signed? The peace agreement with Hezb-e Islami

Martine van Bijlert Thomas Ruttig

On 18 May 2016, two delegations representing respectively the insurgent faction of Hezb-e Islami-ye Afghanistan and the Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) initialled a draft peace agreement that should end Hezb’s armed struggle. The status of the document – and whether it may still be subject to changes – is not fully clear, but there is […]

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Bomb and Ballot: The many strands and tactics of Hezb-e Islami

Thomas Ruttig

Hezb-e Islami Afghanistan – known as Hezb-e Islami of Gulbuddin, or HIG, in the West – has (almost) declared support for its former chief negotiator with Kabul as a candidate for the 5 April 2014 presidential election. This comes less than a week after it claimed the latest suicide car bomb attack in Kabul that […]

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Reading Hamid Karzai [and Hezb-e Islami]


Foreign Policy, 15 January 2014 Middle East Institute's veteran Afghanistan watcher Marvin Weinbaum gives us an interesting alternative read of the Afghan-US scuffles over the BSA and sees some Hezb-e Islami influence in it.

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