INTERNATIONAL. Yemen is a dysfunctional, disorganized state. But as usual, the picture is not black and white. With sufficient political will there is real potential for improvement, especially in the areas of responsible and proactive governance, economic development and social inclusion.
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.