Their respective histories will influence to what degree Europe and the United States decide to support opposition forces in Syria.
The appointment of an Argentine pope may indicate a change in strategy for the Roman Catholic Church.
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.