Donald Trump and the West may raise their voices about Saudi Arabia over the presumed killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but will it lead to real action?
The prospect of a long-term peaceful outcome between North and South Korea is increasingly likely, but only if the US can play ball.
Tension around China's spread in the Pacific was clear at this year's forum, but not even that could distract from Australia's climate change and refugee controversies.
Scott Morrison's visit to Jakarta was hailed as a success, but time will tell if Indonesia will entertain a full alliance with Australia.
Politicians, here, in Europe and the US, adrift from the old value systems, now appear to stand for little but their own aggrandisement.
There's no end in sight for the War in Afghanistan, though a proposed ceasefire suggests that cracks in the government are continuing to deepen.
Daraa, the birthplace of the Syrian uprising, has been surrendered to government forces. The bloodshed is far from over, but this is a notable sign the tide is slowly turning.
The landslide election of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is less an endorsement of policies as a repudiation of decades of violence and corruption.
With Turkey increasingly slipping into autocratic rule, what remains of its relationships with alliance partners and what can we expect going forward?