Sunday 07 June, 2020
Edition: ENG
The Khaama Press News Agency
Helena Malikyar & Tanya Goudsouzian

Helena Malikyar is an Afghan historian and expert in Afghan state-building. She has worked on numerous governance projects with various international organizations in Afghanistan. Tanya Goudsouzian is a Canadian journalist who has covered Afghanistan for nearly two decades. She has interviewed many of the leading figures across Afghanistan's political spectrum.

History shows that the old strategy of promising a share of power to the old guard, in exchange for their stamp of approval, will not work. In early October, the newly- appointed US Department of State’s Special Representative for Afghanistan...