The week of October the 16th saw the Biden administration gain what could be its first foreign policy victory since the debacle of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The images from Burkina Faso after the recent coup have been startling. After the ouster of the previous junta by another group of dissatisfied officers, two things stood out: First was the number of Russian flags being flown by those celebrating the ouster, and the other was the subsequent arson attacks on French interests.
On the 16th of September, a 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini - whose Kurdish name is Jinna - was brutally and tragically killed by Tehran's fundamentalist theocratic regime's so-called 'morality police' for allegedly breaking forced headscarf rules.
The resumption of conflict in Ukraine this year has presented more plot twists within the last six months than what is seen in a good novel or a Hollywood blockbuster.