Owen Bennett Jones introduces the pick of this week's insights and analysis from correspondents around the world.
This programme includes observations from:
Jonathan Marcus on how Syria's crisis is testing the world's new diplomatic model;
Kevin Connolly on the perennially ambivalent relationship between Turkey and the EU;
Reggie Nadelson on the cultural romance of far-flung Vladivostok;
Natalia Antelava on bribery and brutality in Kyrgyzstan;
Peter Day on property and business moves in Cuba;
Christine Finn in northern France and Ed Stourton on a road across the Pyrenees, both reflecting on ways to commemmorate the war dead;
Ed Butler on the whistleblowers risking their lives to denounce corruption in India ... and Rahul Tandon on India's new generation of rather spoiled children.