China's plans to set up the Asian International Investment Bank have demonstrated that the U.S. has lost its way and is rapidly forfeiting claims to global financial, economic, political or moral leadership.
Dismayed by inequality and the intergenerational transmission of poverty, the U.S. must face the truth that economic success depends less on whether your father was rich or poor than on whether you knew your father at all.
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tour of the Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka indicates that India has at least made a good start toward tackling China's economic and strategic challenge in India's backyard.
Asian governments will need to act differently if U.S. Fed "tapering" leaves less money sloshing around global markets. Challenges like excess money supply will seem preferable to massive capital outflows.
If you're an American voter who evaluates presidential candidates based on how much fun they'd be to share a drink with, Hillary Clinton presents a dilemma as the news media try to dissect her private vs. public persona.