Several high-profile cases of lone wolf terrorism in the last year have captured worldwide attention on what some fear may be a growing and deeply troubling threat...
The splintering of the Islamist vote between such a large number of candidates has the Egyptian military well-placed to ensure that, while there was a successful revolution, there will be no true regime change after the May elections.
At nuclear talks scheduled for April 13-14, Iran is unlikely to reach an agreement that limits its option to eventually develop a nuclear weapon, even if the result is further isolation and additional international sanctions...
The constant and rapidly changing political events in Egypt might possibly be masking a hint of future stability and continued military influence. Despite public antagonism, acceptance by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of the presidential candidate put forth by the Muslim Brotherhood may reflect either its hopes of dividing the Islamist vote or simply the fact that there is less disagreement between the two parties on how to rule after May than public discourse might suggest...
After the upheavals of 2011, notably the U.S. commando mission that killed bin Laden in Pakistan, the U.S.-Pakistan relationship will never be the same. The goal of a post-9/11 'strategic partnership' may have died with Richard Holbrooke in 2010...