‘Obama leaning towards Pakistan Army, ISI’Tuesday, April 07, 2009 By Monitoring ReportPHILADELPHIA: As President Obama promotes his new plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan, there is a little-noticed part of the strategy that draws on psychology more than bullets; it involves an effort by Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, Centcom commander Gen David Petraeus and…

US needs to convince India it can keep Pakistan in check: Stratfor April 6, 2009 by: Sindh Today Washington, April 7 (IANS) As the United States tries to sell Pakistan its plan of negotiating with Afghan Taliban, it will have to assure India that Washington can keep Pakistan and its militants in check, says a…

Obama’s Strategy and the SummitsApril 6, 2009By George FriedmanRelated Special Topic PageA World Redefined: The Global SummitsThe weeklong extravaganza of G-20, NATO, EU, U.S. and Turkey meetings has almost ended. The spin emerging from the meetings, echoed in most of the media, sought to portray the meetings as a success and as reflecting a re-emergence…

Apr 2, 2009The rise and rise of the neo-Taliban By Syed Saleem Shahzad KARACHI – With the number of international soldiers in Afghanistan at an all-time high, they are prepared for their toughest season yet of fighting the Taliban-led insurgency that has grown beyond recognition in the past seven-plus years. This year, though, the 70,000…