Elizabeth Dickinson at FP writes:

Believe me, I know: You have no bandwidth for the Ivory Coast today. But that may be exactly why the situation in this West African country — far from the geopolitics of Libya and the human tragedy of Japan — is going south so quickly. It looks increasingly like outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo has made a calculation that the world just doesn’t have enough free hands to stop him if he pushes the country back into war.

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