The Libyan government and people are eager to solve their security problem. The consulate attack is a wake-up call to the U.S. to offer more assistance and support than it has.
Is it possible that this tiny, war-ravaged country could act as a stabilizing force for the Syrian conflict?
Egypt's military is adopting the most flawed aspects of the Turkish model for democratic governance.
When an unjust government falls and another emerges, the response is to rout the political forces that were tied to it. But exclusion of the enemy hardly means it no longer exists.
The United States must understand that new realities in the Middle East will require a renewed foreign policy, one that is less rigid and more flexible.