Last year was momentous, but the region may just be getting warmed up.
In this special section, we look at the year’s biggest stories, and seven staff correspondents reflect on events in hot spots from Latin America to the Libyan front.
12/31/2011 12:24 pm
The Stuxnet worm and other covert measures appear designed to slow Iran's progress toward a nuclear bomb. But US 'miscalculations' could raise the likelihood of a costly showdown, some experts warn.
12/28/2011 12:45 pm
In an exclusive interview, an engineer working to unlock the secrets of the captured RQ-170 Sentinel says they exploited a known vulnerability and tricked the US drone into landing in Iran.
12/15/2011 11:41 am
CIA arrests were perhaps Iranians working as informants for Western intelligence services. Iranian officials this week announced the arrests of a dozen spies.
11/25/2011 05:14 pm
Western countries are on alert for any decisive moves from Tehran that hint at an 'all-out bid' for an Iranian nuclear weapon. But in the meantime they are sticking to diplomatic measures.
11/23/2011 08:42 am
Iran’s nuclear program is the subject of constant scrutiny by the international community, particularly the United States and Israel. Here are five of Iran’s most important nuclear sites.
11/17/2011 10:38 am
The US and Iran have been fighting each other behind the scenes since the Iranian revolution in 1979. The alleged Iranian plot to assassinate a Saudi diplomat on US soil is a sign, perhaps, that Iran feels it is in danger and needs to even the score.
10/12/2011 03:23 pm
Experts called Stuxnet a 'wake-up call' when it was identified as a cyberweapon. But even as hackers study it, there is scant evidence US utilities are bolstering their defenses against attack.
09/26/2011 07:45 pm
Stuxnet, the cyberweapon that attacked and damaged an Iranian nuclear facility, has opened a Pandora's box of cyberwar, says the man who uncovered it. A Q&A about the potential threats.
09/22/2011 02:15 pm