Extremism in the Middle East is a complex problem generated by numerous issues. The connecting thread, however, is that of the alienated youth.
The Western narrative depicts such attacks as Kunming as the result of China’s own flawed ethnic-minority policies.
Yemen, a country whose counter-terrorism mission was once deemed a “success” by President Barack Obama, seems to be heading for conflict and bloodshed.
Following Blaise Compaore’s resignation from the presidency in Burkina Faso, the United States and its Western allies must ensure a peaceful, yet expedient, transition of power.