Karzai reaches out to ‘disenchanted brothers’

World leaders are meeting in London today to discuss the future of Afghanistan, Al Jazeera. A tribe in Afghanistan announced that it will support the Afghan government and fight against the Taliban. The government recently announced a new strategy of funding tribes that renounce the Taliban, New York Times.

U.S. President Barack Obama gave his first State of the Union address last night. Obama focused on the economy and pledged to create new jobs, CNN. He also announced that the U.S. and Russia are close to an arm’s deal that will reduce the number of existing warheads, CNN.  Full text of the address, New York Times.

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