Governments must cooperate to tackle increasingly sharp swings in prices of commodities such as food, metals and oil that threaten stability within and between countries, Chatham House said.
Pressure on the world's resources is becoming so great the situation could trigger a proliferation of hunger and warfare hugely damaging to the global economy, according to an analysis published today by Chatham House.
The danger now is that all these [Islamists] will go to Mali and train and make a holy war like in Afghanistan, and then they will come back to Tunisia. Our main foreign policy challenge for the next three years is to restore order to Mali, says Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki in The World Today.
A large section of the opposition have always felt uncomfortable with the election result that brought Morsi to power. What we are seeing is an ongoing power struggle. The majority would want to go to a referendum and see this out, Maha Azzam told Al-Jazeera TV.
These elections are important not just to Ghana, but for the growing number of states and actors seeking to benefit from increasing confidence in Africa, says Alex Vines.
Demographic trends are like oil tankers — you cannot turn them around immediately. What seems to me to be important is the working-age population — and actually that is something we do know 18 years ahead of time and it is rather depressing news for Russia, says James Nixey.
Barring unforeseen developments, like an early fall of the regime, perhaps through a coup d'état or an assassination or a change of mind by Russia or China, the likelihood of a military intervention by the West has come much clearer today, much nearer, says Michael Williams.
Protests stem from a population who feel they are being treated as second-class citizens, not because they have different interpretations of the Quran, said Jane Kinninmont in a CNN interview last year.