The country's treatment of the US student shows its growing unpredictability.
Historically, when the award has been given because of a peace process it has gone to the leaders of the previously warring factions.
Since Bana al-Abed shot to fame for tweeting about life under Syria's bombs, fake accounts have sprung up imitating the child.
It would be wrong to hope that either domestic or international checks and balances will constrain Trump abroad. Geopolitically, the result would be unpredictable – at best.
The US white working class fights back.
"There are no doctors left in Syria and the need for medical help is sometimes beyond comprehension."
Trump's running mate was the clear winner overall, if style counts for more than substance.
On why Trump is the back-row kid, Tracey Emin’s granny slippers, and why policy “nudges” can’t be shoves.
Old folks dancing, a toy monkey and thirty Swiss francs a day. I never want to come home again.
The high proportion of non-voters in the referendum reflects a long history of political distrust.
Grutas Park, in Lithuania, is one of the world's strangest tourist attractions. But it also forces us to ask: how should we commemorate genocide?
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May