While their left-leaning governments have lifted many out of poverty, don’t hail the arrival of a new and better economic growth model just yet.
Developed countries see the limited help they are sending to West Africa as charity rather than a vital self-interest. But they may be wrong.
Terrorist groups always want governments to go overboard. The trick is to keep them from getting what they want.
Afghanistan’s government and nascent democratic system might actually survive and prove to be fit for purpose.
Surrendering to protests could expose Communist Party infighting, but excessive force could leave him open to criticism from abroad.
It was not that everybody knew Quebec’s independence would be an economic disaster, just that nobody could be certain it wouldn’t be.
The new moderate Syrian rebel army will be trained in Saudi Arabia, the principal supporter and paymaster of Syrian jihadi groups until ISIS scared it into hedging its bets.
And you thought the only problem was in Iraq and Syria. Libya and Nigeria have troubles of their own.
Scotland is unlikely to enjoy the economic and cultural boom that First Minister Alex Salmond predicts.