Bin Laden is in vintage form with his new message threatening France.
The story of the AK-47 reads like a Stalinist myth. Whether it's true or not, the gun is a sure sign of humanity's penchant for violent solutions to conflict.
We are stumbling blindly through the minefield of countering terrorist radicalization and recruitment inside the United States.
When South Africans threw off the oppression of the apartheid system, the future seemed bright. But thanks to years of government incompetence, political and economic success is far from assured.
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