Whilst a confident China grasps the merits of engaging its neighbours, Russia's belligerence stems from problems at home, writes Robin Niblett for CNN.
The Afghan elections are potentially a milestone in the democratization of the country, but the international community must help to ensure that they result in a peaceful transfer of power.
A new briefing suggests a fresh approach to improve relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia by pursuing individual engagement with both, rather than immediate discussions between the two countries.
The Academy for Leadership in International Affairs is now accepting applications for new Asfari Fellowships and the Turkey Fellowship. The deadline for applications is 1 June. More information.
Anthony Loyd, named foreign reporter of the year by the Society of Editors, tells The World Today why he cannot go back to Syria, and what the absence of journalists means for the civil war.
Rime Allaf, Advisor to the President of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces
Chair: Lord Michael Williams of Baglan, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Chatham House