An independent commission presented its findings to Bahrain's king, offering the tiny Gulf country a road map for moving beyond the violence of recent months and repairing relations with the US.
The biggest loser, hands down, is Israel, followed closely by the United States. Iran is third. But there are also clear winners – and winning opportunities still for the US and Israel, if they adjust.
The younger brother of King Abdullah was in his 80s, and there is no formal method to name a replacement from the sprawling royal family.
Muammar Qaddafi's government was one of a kind, with no independent institutions. That means Libya's new government has nothing, good or bad, to build on.
The death of Muammar Qaddafi was made possible when his last supporters, the civilians of Sirte, fled the city. Freedom for Arabs comes in small steps for freedom – such as Sunday's elections in Tunisia.
The US continues to ratchet up pressure on Iran over an alleged assassination plot against the Saudi ambassador to the US. But Saudi Arabia Wednesday said it was working to determine who was responsible.
Sultan Qaboos bin Said promised to bestow new powers on the nation's assembly to tamp down Arab Spring protests, but ahead of Oman's elections tomorrow, those powers remain undefined.
The king of Bhutan married commoner Jetsun Pema in an elaborate Buddhist ceremony today, captivating the entire country.