Not forgetting the lessons learned from Somalia and Libya about the unintended consequences of non-intervention and intervention is important if international efforts to counter terrorism in Africa in the long term are to be successful, writes Alex Vines.
For Putin, Syria has always been more than just Syria. He aims at a world order in which the Security Council's five permanent members - not the US alone or with its allies - decide on major international issues pertaining to war and peace, writes Dmitry Trenin for The World Today.
According to a report from Chatham House, oil is being stolen not just from pipelines but from tank farms, export terminals, refinery storage tanks, jetties, ports, pipelines, and wellheads.
The deal with the Chinese may be designed to put pressure on Raytheon to negotiate a more favourable deal for Turkey, in particular a more liberal technology and know-how transfer and co-production and perhaps on price, said Fadi Hakura.