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Escalation or calculated risk
Recently Japan flew fighter jets over the disputed Senkaku islands (as they are named by Japan) in the East China Sea, leading to raised concerns in China, which remains ‘highly vigilant’ of further Japanese move. Both the countries have been involved in such confrontations and flying fighter planes over the disputed territory as means of escalation of tensions, which makes the whole issue potentially explosive.
 
Syria's chemical weapons could spell a doom
There is a lot of talk about Syrian government looking to use chemical weapons against its own people, in a last-ditch attempt by Bashar al-Assad to hold on to power, or whether it is just a mere fear tactic by the Syrian government. In either case, Assad will lose ground, be it in the form of an international response or rebel forces slowly gaining over Assad’s forces in Syria.