In Syria, nothing is clear. There is still no definitive proof, one way or the other, that it was the regime or the opposition that used chemical weapons.
Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Mikhail Gorbachev, Prince Albert of Monaco and Barbra Streisand will all go, so why won't Stephen Hawking?
Prime Minister Julia Gillard, gushes over China, her Pollyanna approach refusing to look beyond the smiling faces, diplomatic handshakes and banquets in the Great Hall of the People.
Australia seems to have learnt nothing about Asia over the past half century.
PNG has not only had to suppress inflation through a return to decent fiscal policy but, like in Thatcher's Britain, deal with the overbearing political influence of trade unions.
In most modern countries, voting behaviour is determined by three 'P's: party, policy, personality. In Pakistan voting behaviour is largely determined by personality of the candidate and his or her party.
To hear Obama administration officials talk about the Syrian civil war, you'd think it all hinges on the fate of one man.
Does Google recognise the 'state' of Palestine, and if it does, what significance does it have?
The government 'won', but holds only 46 per cent of the popular vote, could this lead to a Malaysian 'spring'?
The most important events for Malaysia aren't those of the election, but its aftermath.
Israel currently faces a Catch 22 in Syria, benefiting enemies whichever way it turns.
David Irvine, ASIO director-general, has warned that hundreds of Australians involved in the Syrian uprising could become 'severely radicalised' through exposure to 'extremist, al-Qaeda-type doctrines'.