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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

The Return of a Peacemaker ... or a Trojan Horse?

Wahab Raofi | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Wahab Raofi

Like a buzzing mosquito that just won't go away, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is back in the news. He sent a video from his unknown hideout in Pakistan, asking for reconciliation with Afghanistan's government and presenting himself as a peacemaker.

Afghan Warlord Brands Prince Harry 'Shameless, Drunken Jackal'

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - An Afghan insurgent warlord branded Britain's Prince Harry on Wednesday as a shameless, drunken "jackal" out to kill innoc...

Suicide Bombing Kills 12 In Afghanistan

Reuters | Hamid Shalizi and Mirwais Harooni | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

KABUL, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A suicide attack on a minibus in the Afghan capital killed 12 people on Tuesday, including seven foreigners, and the Hezb...

What the Afghans Want

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

Nearly a year into the Obama administration's new AfPak strategy the only thing that is clear is that it's not working. Little has changed except the ...

U.S. Brokering Afghan 'Peace' Plan With an Unholy Alliance

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The Afghans are currently powerless because the fate of their nation, apparently, will be determined by certain events in the U.S. that are outside of their control, chief among them being the election cycle.

When Right-Wing Christians and Neocons Loved Islamic Jihadists

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The anti-Muslim vitriol emanating from American cultural conservatives and right-wing Christians about Park51 is quite interesting when compared to the deep-seated love of Islamic jihad they felt just decades ago.

Mister Bad News

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the most vicious, bloodthirsty, egomaniacal and amoral of all the Afghan troublemakers of the past four decades, is negotiating with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for a role in Karzai's government.

Undoing Damage in Afghanistan Wrought by Bush-era Diplomat

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Kathleen Parker's idea that Zalmay Khalilzad's "healing powers" could restore Afghan President Hamid Karzai's soundness is more insane than Karzai himself.

Shadow War

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

Until the American intelligence bureaucracy catches up to the President's rhetoric, Al Qaeda's army will continue to operate effectively from the shadows while the U.S. will continue to stumble along in the dark.

Picking and Choosing Enemies in Afghanistan

Hedieh Mirahmadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hedieh Mirahmadi

We cannot ignore the ideological underpinnings of our enemy and empower them to fight us another day. The question is how do we tell the difference between a warlord and a global jihadist.

Afghan Warlord, Gulbeddin Hekmatyar, Interview: Discusses Insurgency And Switch From US Ally To Enemy (VIDEO)

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From remote mountains in northeastern Afghanistan, one of the country's most notorious terrorists has attacked U.S. troops and evaded capture for near...