Syria

Push for Foreign Action Faces Resistance The civil war in Syria appears to have at least temporarily reached a point of stalemate, with neither rebel forces nor the military and allied militias capable of making a decisive push for territory that could potentially turn the tide in favor of one side Read Entire Entry

Brazil

Damaged President As recently as three months ago, President Dilma Rousseff appeared to be in a strong position to win a second four-year term at an election scheduled for October 2014.  She boasted a fairly high approval rating, her zero-tolerance approach to corruption in her administration had Read Entire Entry