Political debates about the causes of the European crisis are irrelevant to young men with nothing to lose.
Europe once sought transcendence, but tore itself apart. It has now chosen comfort, but has lost it.
NATO created a sense of unity within the West that is now lost.
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.
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.
Pyongyang has mastered the art of appearing unhinged in order to manipulate other powers.
We have lived in the post-Cold War world since 1991. We are now entering a new period.