While organised, armed opposition to Taliban rule in Afghanistan has largely ceased, the one exception is the local affiliate of the so-called Islamic State.
International remote work has democratised opportunities for people to gain employment without being uprooted, as businesses look to tap into a reservoir of young - and cheap - global talent.
Bosnian Serb leadership are establishing new facts on the ground that could pave the way for secession in the future.
The 'commemoration' of the 1961 Paris Massacre showed that the French president still harbours a colonial mindset.
The two arch rivals will meet on the pitch to battle out who gets the upper hand in the T20 World Cup tournament.
Many hold the view that elections are the last play at power, which may be the catalyst for a new independent government.
The emergence of new worthy competitive actors has opened space for North African countries to relinquish Paris and leverage new partners.
Countries are increasingly wielding military exercises as a foreign policy tool, but they fall short of aspirations and threaten regional stability.
Presidential elections are around the corner, but efforts at democratic transition are threatened by both internal and external actors - as well as a history of authoritarianism.
Increased dialogue and cooperation with Turkey would better serve neighbourly relations and regional stability.
The Taliban has claimed to stamp out opium production in the past, but that's easier said than done given the massive revenue it commands.
But it is diplomatic, not military considerations that will determine how and where it will be launched.
Despite the terror group’s cynical exploitation of the Yazidis in Sinjar, the community rejected the PKK-linked alternative to vote in favour of the ruling KDP.
Relations between Beijing and New Delhi remain strained after the latest round of talks to resolve their border dispute, and unlikely to be mended anytime soon given geopolitical realities in the region.
The Austrian Chancellor was forced to resign amid a corruption scandal. But the nominee for his succession, a loyalist career diplomat, is not likely to change anything that allowed the ‘System of Kurz’ to take grip of the country.
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