This update focuses on news from abroad. Increasing violence in Mexico threatens American interests. Trouble continues in Somalia, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere.
Robert Spencer: The Somali Pirates Are Jihadists
Warren Mass: From Riches to Rags: Inflation & Poverty in Zimbabwe
Bay Buchanan: Mexico Meltdown II -- Are We Serious Yet?
Alex Newman: Violence in Mexico
Warren Mass: Clinton Meets with Abbas
Warren Mass: Russia's Puzzling Role in Afghan Theater
Allan Wall: Memo From Middle America: Wargaming Mexico—Will The U.S. Have To Invade?
Jed Babbin: State of the War
Brenda Walker: More On Mexico’s Meltdown: Bush Team's Parting Assessments Should Alarm Obama
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