Al Qaeda’s Third Generation
Reports from Arab embassies in Islamabad are analyzing the emergence of a “third generation” of al Qaeda leaders at the organization’s bases in Pakistan and Iran. [...]
The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) service is Pakistan’s internal and external intelligence agency. Very influential in Pakistan, it also has a discreet presence in countries such as Afghanistan.
Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s announcement on April 11 that Tehran had "joined the club of nations with nuclear technology" sparked deep concern in the Gulf oil monarchies and particularly in Saudi Arabia, a traditional strategic and religious rival of Iran. [...]