IS will be set back for many months, and perhaps even years. It will struggle to regain the momentum it had under Baghdadi's leadership.
The US president's impeachment process ensures Ukraine stays on the radar of Americans - and this may work to Ukraine's advantage.
What is at stake here is neither EU membership nor national sovereignty, but the essence of parliamentary democracy.
With the opening of a synagogue in Dubai and warmer relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, some Arab states suddenly appear to be more open to friendship with Israel and Jews. Why?
Are consumers in the United States and other countries likely to suffer because of the tensions in the Strait of Hormuz? So far, that has not been the case in terms of fuel costs.
The aura of Erdoğan’s invincibility seems to be dissipating and Turkey appears to be nearing the day that the transfer of power is viewed as a normal and nonexceptional part of political life.
Regardless of who wins the fight for Tripoli, the power of armed groups over government is being entrenched. It is necessary to ensure that Libya’s security sector is tailored to the needs of Libyans and can operate effectively in the post-conflict environment.
Whether or not a shooting war does break out, the United States’ economic war has already been intensifying over the past year.
Swift action from Brussels transformed the Moldova crisis on the ground. The EU will now learn to keep oligarchic governments at arm’s length in future.
As UK politics continues to fracture, both of the two main parties are failing to offer leadership that can bring things back together and the result may be a surge in support for alternative parties, much like in the European elections.