Kurdish enclave in northern Syria has fought off regime forces and jihadists for two years; but against well-armed Islamic State, Kurdish fighters face possibility of disastrous defeat.
Israeli officials estimate Hamas won't risk another bout, but many variables could play into that equation; and don't forget Iran and Hezbollah still have a score to settle with the 'Zionists.'
Even if the rockets have ceased to fly and the cannons have fallen silent, trauma remains after this summer's war in Gaza - and parents suffer from it too.
The Jewish mourning ritual has rarely featured in Hollywood movies, but new comedy-drama 'This is Where I Leave You’ places it at the heart of events. Writer Jonathan Tropper explains why.