When it comes to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the message from China to the U.S. is clear: either concede to us the place we deserve in existing international institutions, or we will go around you and start our own.
The U.S. and Israel should probably welcome the Egyptian president's announcement of an agreement by the Arab League to create a joint military force, as the Islamic State group is unlikely to be defeated by air power alone.
The Tunisian government will now have to wake up and acknowledge that the enemies of constitutional democracy view the success of the Tunisian experiment as a threat to their own vision of Islamic law and governance.
If the U.S. commits itself to sending arms to Ukraine, it will be signing up for more than military aid. Arms shipments alone are almost never enough to enable a weaker actor to defeat a big-time power.