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.
The end is nigh for Belarus's Alexander Lukashenko unless he can draw on external support. It's not clear that it would be in Vladimir Putin's interest to provide it.
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.
Central European history is once again a factor in domestic politics. Meanwhile, there's another anniversary in the South Atlantic.
Controversy about James Cook offers a window into the way certain politicians can imagine themselves as supporters of national sovereignty while defending imperialism and colonialism.
Tales of an alleged Russian assassination plot in Czechia, possibly as revenge over a disputed war memorial.
Talk of the succession to Kim Jong-un in North Korea reminds us of some of the problems of monarchical government.
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.
Election news from around the world. This week Afghanistan, Tunisia, Mozambique and Austria.