Pessimists warn that a nuclear Iran cannot be safely contained. But these risks - irrational behaviour, nuclear safety, and further proliferation - need to be dispassionately assessed and put into context.
The attacks against Israel diplomatic targets in India and Georgia may well usher in a new chapter in the covert war between Iran and Israel. The Jewish state may feel emboldened to retaliate decisively on an Iran that is becoming increasingly isolated in the Arab world.
Boycotting Hamas is not a sustainable option for the international community. There are currently several factors which could persuade Hamas to play by international norms and the European Union is well placed to enforce this.
Israel's use of force against the aid Flotilla has triggered increasing regional and international tension. As relations deteriorate, Israel must reconsider its defence policy if it is to avoid international conflict.