The US relationship with Poland has been important since the nation gained autonomy from the Soviet Union 25 years ago. But as Europe becomes more important to Poland, the US place in Polish foreign policy is shifting.
After the US-Cuba thaw, Iranians are hoping that it's their turn for relief and improved relations with Washington. That's why many will be watching the State of the Union for signs that the US will ease sanctions on Iran that have made even some kinds of medicine hard to find.
The opening of Soviet and East European archives has provided historians a tidal wave of new information about the crimes of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Brigid McCarthy reports on one historian's work.
Imagine if Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman were asked to draw a Disney comic. Well, that's how some people describe Cairo's cutting-edge alt-zine TokTok, a millennial triumph which is prospering despite Egypt's increasingly repressive politics.
More from WikiLeaks: A US diplomat in Havana wrote about a growing rift between Cuba and Jamaica about anti-drug trafficking efforts. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC correspondent Karen Madden James in Jamaica.
Moscow-based political analyst Mikhail Troitskiy says the new START treaty is an important milestone for US-Russia relations. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins that ratification would push both sides toward further cuts in their nuclear weapons arsenals.