Almost a year ago, a 20-year-old Iranian's quest for martyrdom was realized in Syria, in battle with the so-called Islamic State. Today Iran trumpets his sacrifice as proof of passing the ideological torch to a new generation.
Recent video showed a Hezbollah attack carried out in Syria by an armed, publicly available drone. It underscored the need for fresh understanding of the threats posed by nonstate actors and terrorists.
Easing tensions between Ankara and Moscow would seem to benefit both Mr. Erdoğan and Mr. Putin. But Turkey also presents a complicating factor to the Kremlin in its dealings with Turkic peoples at home and abroad.
Populists have tried to gain political footing over a threat they say was magnified by the chancellor’s 'open door' refugee policy. But many say that Merkel might actually gain politically after the attacks.
The government in Nice has taken dozens of measures to fight radicalism, including more police, more money, and more cooperation among its immigrant and native populations. But results have been mixed.
The tribunal, established to find the assassins of Rafik Hariri, is struggling to prove it can deliver justice. Last week it declared that it would proceed with the trial of a suspect publicly acknowledged as dead.
The care of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of unaccompanied minors fleeing the Middle East will put new demands on Britain's foster care system. But the migrant children might also be surprisingly resilient.