Twenty years later, the rest of the world is a different place because of that event.
In times of war, the US government has successfully appealed to citizens' patriotism. That can work now, too.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend the Zurich signing that moves the neighbors toward opening their border. They have long been at odds over the issue of the Armenian genocide.
Why have there been two, secret high-level meetings between Russian and Israeli leaders? Russia may be getting Israel's help with Georgia in exchange for halting missile sales to Iran.
A week of regional violence climaxed Monday in Ingushetia when a suicide bomber blew a hole in a heavily fortified police headquarters, killing at least 20.
Tensions are spiking again, creating concerns about another conflict.
The EU and Turkey signed a $11 billion gas pipeline deal that should give Europe more supply options.