The country's religious leadership continues to be at odds with populist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is working to revive the economy amid pressure to discontinue nuclear power.
Climate shifts impact geopolitics in interesting ways.
The EU crisis is slowing the process of integration between Central and Western Europe.
The rhetorical warning is supposed to heighten tensions, but its overuse is having the opposite effect.
Despite optimistic rhetoric, the economic crisis will continue to have a deep social impact on the Continent.
What his successor does at the helm matters more than the eventual announcement regarding Chavez's status.
The latest round of talks suggests a possible break in the decadelong trend of dead-end negotiations.