I continue to believe that the civil war in Syria matters a lot beyond the borders of that nation -- the chances of it disrupting the region in general remain high, and scary. So this I'll note this week's developments there.
The question of who will be Secretary of State matters, but I wanted to throw in a bit of a reality check: it's less important than some of the other personnel questions, especially top White House staff.
At any rate -- what do you have? What do you think mattered this week?