Peter Preston, The Guardian | April 14, 2009
The latest strategy to deal with the Taliban has drawn praise from NATO but the lack of infrastructure in Pakistan casts doubt on its chances of success. ++ Indians welcomed the announcement from Richard Holbrooke that India "is the absolutely critical leader in the region" in relation to its role in Afghanistan. ++ They also have a significant role to play in Islamabad. ++ The instability in Pakistan can only be resolved if they shift attention away from seeking an enemy to the east, and focus on improving relations with their nearest neighbors.