The government recently pushed out a U.N. anti-corruption commission and signed an asylum agreement with the U.S. A failure to pursue corruption will exacerbate the conditions that drive Guatemalans north, and further anger the White House.
Hezbollah's pretext for keeping its arsenal is to liberate Lebanese territory. An Israeli withdrawal from Shebaa Farms would force Hezbollah to prove its intent if nothing else.
The West sees two geostrategic questions regarding China: adapt to its growing strength or confront it? Future historians might see recent Western behavior toward China as something else entirely.
By Ian Morris
It's geopolitics, not business opportunities, that makes Asian leaders seek meetings with Vladimir Putin.
By Artyom Lukin
For years, Turkey's ruling party has marginalized Kurdish voters. Now, Istanbul's new mayor and his political party sense an opportunity to reach out to the community.
By Sinan Ciddi
Social and economic grievances in Iraq open possibilities for positive Gulf Arab engagement and investment.
Each member state contributes revenue to the European Union's budget, but it's been argued that not every country is pulling its weight.
With heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf, it may be time for the region's Arab states to recalibrate their security arrangements, and Asian countries -- which are the region's main economic partners -- could play a role.
The arrest of the former presidential candidate and first lady will have the incoming administration treading carefully to find a workable cure for Guatemala's electoral sickness.