President Ahmadinejad's bellicose rhetoric has raised concerns about Iran's intentions. Whether or not he is reelected Friday, here's what Western policymakers now need to consider.
For reasons of geography, ethnicity, military inferiority, and ancient rivalries, they represent neither the immediate threat that is often portrayed nor the inevitable victors that the West fears.
American lawmakers say they haven't been briefed on plans, as some in Pakistan describe the administration as 'confused.'
To bolster tenuous progress, the Army must push on to drive the Taliban out of Swat Valley, according to some analysts.
Nearly two months after 13 major international aid agencies were expelled from Sudan, concerns rise that rebel groups are uniting in preparation for fresh attacks.
Obama urged to expand attacks beyond tribal areas to territory controlled by the Pakistani government.
The Secretary of State also calls for a 'fresh start' with Russia.
As Al Gore delivered his testimony to Congress on the urgency of addressing climate change Wednesday, snow and ice blanketed the nation from Oklahoma to New England, snarling commutes, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands, and providing an apparent irony that is too rich for some commentators to ignore.