This situation, if not resolved, could lead to a conflagration of unimaginable proportions, with consequences that will reverberate throughout the Middle East and the world.
The Obama administration is in the middle of a major shift a "strategic pivot" says the Oval Office, in two regions of the world: Asia and Africa.
Created in 1947 to represent the relative closeness of the threat of nuclear disaster, the clock's face has been adjusted twenty times.
Last month, oil magnate Royal Dutch Shell had an industrial accident, which asent one to two million gallons of oil straight into the ocen off the coast of Nigeria.
Hungarian right-wing nationalism has its roots in the period between the two world wars.
The Mexican government has lost control of the situation and turned the country into a battlefield.
75 miles off the coast of the Niger delta, up to 40,000 barrels of crude oil were spilled, poisoning the water.
"Socialism is the future" was the theme of a meeting here of communist and workers parties from 59 countries last month.
Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth, (in Spanish La Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra) which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans.