Middle East first.
Afghanistan: I posted an article earlier about an attack also described in this story. It seemed to represent something new – a rare thing in a conflict that’s over a dozen years old and that has seen almost everything so far. This article expands on the matter, and why it is indeed both new and very disturbing.
Israel: We talk a lot about Americans who go overseas to aid Islamic extremists. What about the ones who help Jewish extremists?
Egypt: With the Muslim Brotherhood shut down, what fills the vacuum left by its absence?
Syria: individually, and with Russia
Russia and Ukraine: Some insight into both countries.
China: First, more on Zombies! Then, on to Zakaria, one of the best foreign affairs people around. As much as I have, from years ago, very bad memories of Henry Kissinger, he makes some good points in his comments to Zakaria.
On to the Americas.
Guatemala: things reach the ‘now what?’ stage
Brazil: Is there light at the end of the tunnel, or is it just an oncoming train?