The results of the wave of unrest across the Middle East have not been what many observers expected.
The Jordanian monarchy faces threats to its energy supply, internal political struggles and an unsettled West Bank.
The island nation is looking to politically settle its northern front while preparing to take a more active role in the region.
Recent clashes portend problems the two countries will likely face as the U.S. war in Afghanistan draws to a close.
An emerging working relationship between Qatar and Turkey could reinforce their overlapping foreign policy interests.
The island nation and the United States could solve a few domestic issues by putting the decades-long embargo behind them.
The Gulf Arab states will respond to the rise of Islamist power in the region with varying tactics and success.
The seemingly imminent departure of the Venezuelan president might be felt across Latin America.