Middle East first…
Iran: Check out Scowcroft’s qualifications – he’s no pro-Obama liberal.
Iraq: The title says it all.
Afghanistan: Dotsum has been a key player for a lot of years – you should know who he is. Second article is about what we in this country feel is a key part of a functioning democracy. (Is it elsewhere?)
Yemen and Saudi Arabia: from NPR
China: Breaking economic news has quieted down, so there’s time for more analysis.
India: Sociology and economics collide.
Venezuela: Playing political hardball to retain power.
Burma: What happens when you don’t have birthright citizenship.