Jon Marks said after the gas plant attack, 'Like most of these Algerian groups he mixes criminality with ideology, with the balance on either aspect depending on the circumstances.'
David Butter said the change in the US position was linked to two things - firstly, the real deterioration in the humanitarian situation in Syria, and secondly, the risk of the rise of extremist groups which risks creating long-term global problems.
The thing [Mario Monti and his followers] didn't explain is why it's necessary to face the austerity measures in order to stay within the eurozone, says Paola Subacchi.
[Tensions in both the South China Sea and in the East China Sea] may have the effect of accelerating some of the US redeployment to the Pacific from elsewhere, says Michael Williams.
Neither a breakthrough nor a breakdown is expected... But more likely it will be 'a sort of fudge' in which each side puts forward ideas for 'exploration in further talks', said Sir Richard Dalton.
That observation [that most activity between malware embedded in a compromised system and the malware's controllers takes place during business hours in Beijing's time zone] 'would reflect the idea that this is becoming a more routine activity and that they are quite methodical', says Dave Clemente.
Kenyatta's and Ruto's cases 'could be as much of an issue in Kenya's 2018 general elections as they are proving to be in 2013', warned Gabrielle Lynch in a recent paper for Chatham House.
Kenya’s elections are the most complex the country has ever faced, according to a report released Saturday by the London think tank Chatham House.