The situation in the Caucasus has worsened, with full-scale war between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the cards. Much will depend on how the rest of the world reacts.
A fresh outbreak of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan threatens the stability of regional alignments and provides another lesson in the need for self-determination.
The scheduled date arrives for Israel to take step towards annexing (parts of) the West Bank, without much happening. This is no surprise.
Benjamin Netanyahu is back with a government of "national unity" in Israel committed to implementing his divisive policies.
Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc, now fracturing the opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel. A new government is finally on the way.
Israel's third election in a year produces gains for Benjamin Netanyahu, but no change to the basic political deadlock.
Israel votes yet again, with no obvious end in sight to its political deadlock.
Remembering the Holocaust can't ever be a politically neutral activity. As far-right politics returns to the scene, it's becoming more fraught than ever.
The death of Oman's long-ruling sultan raises questions about the viability of enlightened despotism.
When Israel eventually gets a new government, it will have to deal with a situation vis-a-vis the Palestinians that, despite appearances, has changed radically in the past decade.