Libya is doing its best to make a few cosmetic security changes in an atmosphere of growing uncertainty, Alic writes.
Islamist militants have taken gas plant workers from at least ten countries - including the United States - hostage in the Saharan desert.
A day after President Mohamed Morsi reshuffled Egypt's cabinet, an IMF representative was in Cairo to discuss a $4.8 billion loan. But the cost of that needed cash appears steep.
The gang rape and death of a young woman in India has ignited outrage at sexual violence against women and girls in India and at corrupt police. Reactions to dehumanization and humiliation can spur movements for political and social change, as seen in Egypt and Tunisia.