New York - Portuguese diplomat Antonio Guterres has been officially inaugurated as the United Nations Secretary-General. From the start, Guterres will have to address many pressing issues, chief of which are the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, the worrisome spread of terrorism, the crisis of refugees in Europe, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the reform of the United Nations, and disputes of minor intensity such as the Western Sahara.

Samir Bennis is a political analyst.