Cairo's direction could shape the balance of power in the Middle East for decades to come.
Extremist attacks may follow Europe's worsening political and economic situation.
Israel's strategic peril may have no solution, so it will need to deftly manage its partnership with Washington.
Romantic nationalism can fulfill a people's dreams or nightmares and usually does both.
Unfortunately for Enrique Pena Nieto, neither law enforcement reforms nor a deal with the cartels will quickly end the violence.
Realism without a measure of idealism is unrealistic, and idealism will fuel U.S. interventionism.
Protective security measures alone are not enough to keep a marked target alive in a hostile environment.
To the extent that the world's economy has a geographic center, it is Asia.