Given the recent revolutions, both in neighboring countries and in extraction technology, Europe must reassess its energy strategy so that industry can benefit and pull the continent out of a prolonged period of stagnation.
A historic breakthrough in the Balkans between Belgrade and Pristina has increased the likelihood of stability in Europe. Without the prospect of EU membership in the future, the agreement reached may never have gotten off the ground.
For years, negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians have been at a standstill. In the latest crisis, the Americans have joined forces with the new Egyptian government to push for reconciliation. Could this be an opening for renewed progress?