Largely transparent in traditional market arenas, Native American tribes in the U.S. are diligently - and successfully - working to diversify their economies and better life on the reservation. Several tribally-owned or supported companies, often known as Native American Enterprises, now qualify as Fortune 500 corporations...
The thousands of people converging on the crowded Friday streets of Cairo, Amman, Damascus, Gaza, and Ramallah reflect a number of trend lines, from increased political and religious activism to decreased tolerance of non-representative government.
China's 18th Party Congress made many of the decisions analysts expected, including naming new Party and military leaders. But the age of all but two means most will have to step down after only one five-year term. The leadership transition thus remains straddling the outgoing and emerging generations.
Following a sustained Yemeni-led counterterrorism campaign, the threat posed by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) - on both a domestic and international scale - is evolving. One notable example of this evolution is the increase in targeted assassinations in Sana'a. The group's leadership, meanwhile, harbors an ambition to launch larger attacks on global targets...
In an emergent and dangerous trend, Iranian-backed Hezbollah has been expanding its presence and networks in Mexico, to include the development of direct relationships with Mexico's pervasive and violent drug cartels.