Will China mediate the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?
An official visit to Beijing by Israeli and Palestinian leaders last week has prompted speculation that China may finally be ready to claim its place as a world power by trying to negotiate an end to one of world's most caustic conflicts.
Then and now
Compare images from the 1979 Iranian Revolution to scenes from 2009 post-election unrest
Mideast/North Africa video
Engel: 'Can't think of a more complicated situation than Syria'
In "Office Politics," NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel shares his thoughts on Syria. After spending years in the region, Richard assesses whether or not there are any options for the United States to pursue in the precarious setting. He situates the diplomatic standing of the United States in the context of Syria.
Who rules Iran?
NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel breaks down the power structure within the Islamic republic.
World Blog: Tehran, Iran
Iran election sparks violence
Opponents cry foul after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is declared the victor.
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Mystical populist: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Watch an in-depth profile of the Iranian president: firebrand, soccer fan and true believer in Khomeini's Islamic Revolution. Produced by Baruch Ben-Chorin.