Rod Wye thinks [Vice President Xi Jinping and First Vice Premier Li Keqiang] will be the only current members of the nine-member Politburo Standing Committee to remain on the powerful ruling body.
My expectation, after [decades] of dictatorship, is for Syrian society to emerge a little bit blinded by the light, very diverse, with lots of different ideas, and I consider this to be healthy, says Nadim Shehadi.
The Gulf states are unnerved by the ease with which the US and UK have shifted towards engaging with the Muslim Brotherhood in North Africa, says Jane Kinninmont.
This latest move would seem to increase the likelihood of the royal succession moving to the third generation earlier than many expected, says Jane Kinninmont.
Radicalization is increasing. This is a major development in the course of events in the country. It.s unlikely any foreign power was involved in the blasts, says Jane Kinninmont.
Benoit Gomis says that Britain and France are trying to respond to US calls for Europe 'pull its weight', citing joint defense treaties signed by the two states in 2010 and, recently, a joint program to build drones.
You will never achieve (anything) by stamping your foot and saying, 'Well, we want to be part of this club, we want to unilaterally rewrite the rules of the game and we want to pick and choose unilaterally what we sign up to,' [Nick Clegg] said in a speech to Chatham House.