North Korean purge, Australian spanking and Canadian mail

A South Korean watches television coverage of the execution of Chang Song-Thaek.
Image caption Sic transit gloria mundi

A round-up of commentary on and around the world...

North Korea

Nation sliding into chaos - or not

Kim Jong Un's old-school purge

The North Korean 'mafia state'

Central African Republic

Time for US intervention


Should UN force Australia to ban spanking children?


Gay Rights and Putin's Olympics


Free Syrian Army: Change strategy or face failure

Saudi Arabia

Why is Saudi Arabia stocking up on anti-tank missiles?


We've got mail - but not for long


Will the Ukraine become another Egypt?

Dominican Republic

Children of illegal immigrants are denied citizenship


Are the Senkakus worth a war?

One more thing…

Round doorknobs are a looming threat