1-28-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on January 28, 2010 at 8:14 am
Pakistan seeks role as mediator in Taliban peace talks (Washington Post)
Pakistan sees Afghan Taliban role in government (BBC News)
NATO convoy is hit in Karachi (New York Times)
Philippines doubts militant was killed in Pakistan (Associated Press)
Swat valley holds election (BBC News)
Gilani says India and Pakistan cannot be held hostage to Mumbai (Dawn)
Over 30 percent increase in budget for security (Dawn)
North Waziristan elders warned against sheltering Taliban (Daily Times)
National Assembly adopts Anti-Money Laundering Bill (Daily Times)
Kayani asks NATO to understand Pakistani perspective (The News)
Military partnerships may be our best path to peace by David Ignatius (Washington Post)
The scariest terror plot by Bruce Riedel & Aysha Chowdhry (Daily Beast)
Sound advice (Dawn)
Deferred strike (Daily Times)
Weaving peace (The News)
A growing U.S.-Pak gulf by Tariq Fatemi (Dawn)
Cold and blinkered in London by Syed Talat Hussain (Daily Times)

The paradoxes of al Qaeda by Steve Coll (House Armed Services Committee)
Afghan tribe to fight Taliban in return for U.S. aid (New York Times)
Karzai says it will take years to train Afghan forces (New York Times)
  • Also: Karzai expects foreign troops to stay for up to a decade (Associated Press)
Karzai government invites Taliban to peace meeting (Reuters)
Karzai faces pressure on Taliban strategy (Financial Times)
Taliban soldiers to be offered trust fund (Financial Times)
Brown says coalition forces are turning the tide (Guardian)
  • Also: Brown promises start of handover by end of year (Telegraph)
NATO troops kill Afghan cleric, officials say (Associated Press)
Afghan aid risks “militarization” (BBC News)
U.S. troops do battle with flaky contractors (Christian Science Monitor)
Good counterinsurgency, like good politics, is local (Christian Science Monitor)
We will stay until Afghanistan is secure by Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Times of London)
To win the war, empower the Afghan economy by Zalmay Khalilzad (Financial Times)
A loss of faith in Afghanistan by Erik Malmstrom (New York Times)
Conference avoids crux of Afghan conflict by Matthew Green (Financial Times)
New highway stirs changes in Indian villages (Washington Post)
Headley denies Mumbai plot charge (BBC News)
India vs. China: whose economy is better? (Time)

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