News and Analysis (4/13/10)

Reminiscent of 1990 when violence among warlords gave rise to the Taliban:

At the nuclear summit, China “cautiously” agrees to join in a new round of Iranian sanctions …

… But with Israel refusing to attend and Iran not invited,  Ahmadinejad has announced a new disarmament summit in Tehran and denounced “foolish people … who brandish their swords … without realising that the time for this type of thing is over”:

US officials look to compensate farmers for their destroyed poppy crops…

… Meanwhile:

“King Abdullah is pressuring or helping Obama to be more personally involved in the conflicts” — Mazen Alaugili, a political science professor at Jordan’s Mutah University:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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