Global News Alert - November 20, 2009

November 19, 2009 News Alert


Associated Press - Gates Says Afghan Surge Could Happen Swiftly, by Anne Gearan

Department of Defense - Mullen: Talks Favor Broad Afghan Solution, by Donna Miles

LA Times - U.S. Aims to Hold Afghanistan's Karzai to His Pledges of Reform, by Paul Richter and Laura King

Washington Post - A Softer Approach to Karzai, by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

New York Times - Clinton Emerges as Key Link to Afghan Leader, by Mark Landler

Department of Defense - Improvements in Afghan Government Will Take Time, Gates Says, by Gerry J. Gilmore

Wall Street Journal - Karzai Has Plenty of Promises for the West, by Alan Cullison and Anand Gopal

Times Online - Karzai's Pledge of Loya Jirga May Be Only Partial Solution to Conflict, by Tom Coghlan

Washington Times - Karzai Pledges to Battle Corruption, by Nicholas Kralev

Washington Post - Karzai Sets Key Goals in Inaugural Address, By Joshua Partlow

Christian Science Monitor - Afghan President Karzai Inaugural: Promises of Clean Cabinet, by Ben Arnoldy

Washington Times -Taliban Chief Hides Among Pakistan Populace, by Eli Lake, Sara A. Carter, and Barbara Slavin

New York Times - Afghan Bomber on Motorcycle Kills 16, by Taimoor Shah and Alan Cowell

Associated Press - Suicide Bomber Kills 16 in Western Afghanistan, by Amir Shah

Times Online - Afghans Say President Karzai's Five-Year Handover Is Not Soon Enough, by Jerome Starkey

Wall Street Journal - Brown Gets Ahead of the U.S. on Afghanistan Policy, by Alistair MacDonald and Peter Spiegel

Associated Press - French Foreign Minister Visits Afghan Village, by Alfred de Montesquiou

Washington Times - Italy Remains a 'Determined' Ally, by Helene Franchineau


Associated Press - US Woos Skeptical Pakistanis on Afghan Strategy, by Sebastian Abbot

New York Times - Pakistani Politics Take on a Nationalist Tone, by Sabrina Tavernise

LA TimesPakistan Suicide Bomber Kills 19 at Peshawar Courthouse, by Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali

Associated Press - Pakistan: 8 Militants Killed in Reported U.S. Strike, by Rasool Dawar


VOA News - Iraq Constitutional Court Overturns Election Law Veto

New York Times - Iraq Sentances Sunni Leader to Death, by John Leland

Christian Science Monitor - Iraq Refugees Face Dwindling UN Funds, Creating Concerns of Unrest, by Julien Barnes-Dacey

New York TImes  - Iraq's Election Law Morass (Editorial)



Christian Science Monitor - Venezuela Blows Up Two Bridges Along Colombia Border, by Arthur Bright


BBC News - UN Watchdog Presses Iran Over Nuclear Deadlock

Wall Street Journal - U.S. Talks Tougher on Dealing With Iran, by Jay Solomon

Associated Press - 6 World Power Meet About Iran Nuclear Issue, by Slobodan Lekic

RFE/RL - Iran Arrests Sutdent Activists Ahead of Student Day, by Golnaz Esfandiari

North Korea

Christian Science Monitor - On Last Stop of Asia Tour, Obama Targets Iran, North Korea, by Donald Kirk


Reuters - India's Attack on Maoists Troubles European Aid Body, by Nita Bhalla

U.S. Military

Christian Science Monitor - Pentagon to Probe 'Internal Weaknesses' Behind Fort Hood Shooting, by Gordon Lubold

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