Al Qaeda, unpopular with many Syrians who see them as foreigners seeking only to impose Islamic law, tries a classic public relations move: ice cream.
Egyptian security forces open fire on Islamist protesters, killing dozens. An Egyptian doctor treating the injured details the police’s escalation. Foreign Policy collects photos of the violence.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban, looming US withdrawal, and “a jihad which has no clear end.”
Citing their mutual interests, Jeffrey Payne urges American-Chinese cooperation in Afghanistan in the post-2014 era.
Checking in on Mexican President Peña Nieto’s anti-cartel strategy.