The Pentagon hopes better ties will strengthen NATO and boost the mission in Afghanistan.
A critical IAEA report could spur a new round of sanctions. Iran maintains its enrichment program is peaceful.
Recent events suggest both Tehran and Washington may be willing to engage in dialogue.
Murat Kurnaz, who testified in a landmark hearing Tuesday, says he spent days chained to the ceiling of an airplane hanger. He was determined innocent in 2002, but held until 2006.
Readers relate experiences with the Monitor's old pen-pal column.
Readers write about environmental-action lawsuits, Israel's human rights record, and schools in Iraq.
European leaders are struggling to balance growing trade ties with China and deep public sympathy for Tibetans and their exiled leader, wrapping up his first stop on a global tour.