General Musharraf was a somewhat benign autocrat who wanted to be like Ataturk; but his return from exile to get elected in the top job, smacks of miscalculation.
The French drove out Islamist rebels in northern Mali. But can France and its African allies translate those victories into regional stability and peace?
In her as-yet untitled memoir to be published in the summer of 2014, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will write about the attack on Osama bin Laden, Arab Spring, and relations with China, says publisher Simon & Schuster.
The US has promised to do a lot more to help Syria's rebellion against the government of Bashar al-Assad, but is stopping well short of the kind of aid that might prove decisive.