The tragedy of Benghazi and riots in Yemen do not signal the end of the Arab Spring. Nor is it an indication of any "failed policies," any more than it is justification for the shameful practice of political candidates in the US attempting to make points from a US Ambassador's death.
As over 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convene in London for the 2012 Olympic Games, three stand out to me for their triumphs in rising from histories of war and conflict to represent their nations with pride.
Rather than attempting to forge the one agreement that will change the course of the world, or being satisfied with one without much substance, it may be more realistic, practical and effective to think on a regional level.
This is a story of a mother, Eliza, and a father, Frederico, who together have 10 children, five boys and five girls, an almost typical Timorese family. But there is something sad and tragic about this family.