Engaged in high-stakes political drama, Washington's playmakers can't forget that the world watches their every move.
With his "zero COVID" policy spurring China's largest anti-government protests in more than three decades, Xi Jinping now faces the challenge of maintaining his legitimacy not just at home but abroad.
With Iran's entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and growing military ties with China, will Beijing feel more inclined to come to Iran's defense?
Were the protests to topple the regime, the benefits could prove transformative within and beyond Cuba.
The teenage boys of Gaza, some of whom are still in junior high, are learning how to shoot guns and launch anti-tank missiles.