A Western intervention in Syria would not be as clean or effective as some believe.
The United States is engaging in seemingly contradictory moves toward Syria, but restraint born of an appreciation of the region's complexities will drive U.S. policy.
To an extent, the Arab world is starting history all over again.
Unlike many recent failed plots, the bombers did not attack a target -- or use tactics -- that were beyond their abilities.
The trend toward polarization, with the cartel landscape largely split between the Sinaloa Federation and Los Zetas, has been reversed.
Periods of relative peace have almost always been the product of hegemony -- which is currently on the wane in geopolitics.
China needs a buffer zone it can control in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, but it has no special attachment to the current regime in Pyongyang.
A well-conceived security plan could mean the difference between life and death.