Enough is enough! It seems the French are fed up with their government's policy, that's why France's right-wing, anti-immigration, eurosceptic National Front party came out on top in six of 13 regions in the first round of the regional elections.
It remains unclear whether it is preparation for a ground operation or just another attempt to put a spoke in the Russian operation's wheel in Syria, but Saudi Arabia announced its plans to supply Syrian Islamist rebels with surface-to-air missile.
Just two weeks ahead of Israel's election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an appearance in the US Congress in an attempt to halt Iran's peaceful nuclear program, repeating bold claims that Iran is in fact "the foremost sponsor of international terrorism" and could be "weeks away from an entire arsenal of nuclear weapons."
It seems that the latest surge by the Taliban in capturing key areas of Helmand province in Afghanistan have exposed deep flaws in the NATO strategy of providing support for the Afghan army based on hub-and-spoke operations in Kabul.