Syria's conflict is likely to continue for years – unless we change more than the rules of the political game. A two-state solution is most likely to prevent further bloodshed and preserve regional stability.
The struggle over the euro currency is re-introducing fragmentation to the European continent. New divisions won't emerge from religious or ethnic fault lines but from different business cultures.
The focus of Germany's export economy has shifted from Europe to China – and Germany has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of austerity.
The problem of Southern Europe is a lack domestic demand, not a lack of competitiveness.
Giorgio Napolitano has rescued Italian politics from perpetual quagmire. With the nomination of Enrico Letta, he might even succeed in reforming the Italian Left.
Germany's economy depends on the euro. And Eurobonds could turn out to be the tool that secures those benefits in the long run.
North Korea's saber-rattling is laughable. We should be much more concerned if another regime followed Pyongyang's advice.
US energy independence presents an opportunity for American leadership in the Middle East.
Germany continues to push for austerity abroad – and has helped to spark a populist reaction in Italy. Maybe Europeans can learn a lesson from the US about failed interventionism.
Given the choice between austerity measures and Berlusconi's leadership, most sane Italians will choose the latter.
Italy's problem isn't Silvio Berlusconi – it's the lack of young, competent politicians. The decline of the Italian middle class has silenced two generations of potential leaders.