The UN Security Council is meeting today to discuss the military coup in Myanmar. There is plenty of condemnation from Western countries, but more nuanced reactions from Myanmar’s immediate neighbours.
A November constitutional referendum has failed to address the Algerian protest movement’s demands for political change. The need to establish a dialogue mechanism to tackle the country’s growing economic problems remains as urgent as ever.
Joe Biden is likely to follow a trajectory of path dependency in the Middle East, by leading from behind, delegating rather than implementing, being disruptive rather than constructive, and thus protracting conflict resolutions.