Nothing this week! I'm off in New Zealand doing all sorts of things, so I'm taking the week off! Check in next week!
Pakistan's parliament just shot down a Saudi request for troops in Yemen. Despite the billions Saudi Arabia has generously lavished on Pakistan, that was still a geopolitically smart call.
The Saudi monarchy is running out of time to save itself. Their next moves may decide if they live or die.
The Islamic State proposes a truce, of sorts. Here's why that makes geopolitical sense, and the tale of how revolutions must betray themselves to survive.