Two grave infringements, one by the US-led coalition and the other by the Syrians or Russians, put the Syria truce on life support. Only Washington and Moscow might save it. Doubts about their resolve to do so.
An IS attack across the Libya/Tunisia border seems to have been a bid for an IS emirate in North Africa. It was defeated, but could increased pressure for intervention..
The US and Russia have stopped the fighting in Syria, so far successfully. UN talks on the core issues planned for 9 March in Geneva.
UN-led negotiations for a unity government in Libya at last produce a deal: Libyans sign up for a unity government, but can the momentum be sustained? Plans for military support from US and Europe – are they premature?
UK parliament votes tomorrow on airstrikes against IS in Syria. Legality settled but effectiveness questionable and political consequences unknown. No long term plan.
Libya: UN efforts to form a unitary government continue. Arab intervention – another Yemen?