With the deadly attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya and mounting violence in Syria as a backdrop, the United Nations General Assembly has convened its 67th general session this week. World leaders will spend the next several days focusing on economic, political and environmental issues. Topping the list is the specter that violent outbursts could spread through the Middle East and an assessment of the Millennium Development Goals, notes Senior Fellow Bruce Jones.
Initially, it seemed Turkey was seeking a bargain with or financial support from Saudi Arabia. But it increasingly appears that Turkey is seeking to inflict maximum damage on [Mohammad bin Salman].