Peace With Hekmatyar: What does it mean for battlefield and politics?

The peace deal signed today by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezb-e Islami, and President Ashraf Ghani, has been hailed by the Afghan government as the first major peace achievement of the last fifteen years. However, expectations should be tempered. Given Hezb-e Islami‚Äôs almost total absence on the battlefield, the deal is unlikely to significantly lower … Continue reading Peace With Hekmatyar: What does it mean for battlefield and politics?