from The Great Debate:

The best reason for Iran deal? The West will learn where to drop bombs.

September 30, 2015

Ministers and officials pose for a group picture at the United Nations building in Vienna

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammon, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (L to R) pose for a group picture at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Klamar/Pool

from The Great Debate:

Russia’s fight in Syria reflects the Kremlin’s fears at home

September 29, 2015

Russian Mil Mi-26 Halo helicopter flies over the Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow

Russian Mil Mi-26 Halo helicopter flies over the Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Host Photo Agency/RIA Novosti

from David Rohde:

U.S. government blocks release of new CIA torture details

September 10, 2015

 

Joseph Margulies, who represents Abu Zubaydah, a prisoner who says he was tortured in CIA custody, speaks at a news conference in Warsaw on December 16, 2010. REUTERS/PETER ANDREWS

Joseph Margulies, who represents Abu Zubaydah, a prisoner who says he was tortured in CIA custody, speaks at a news conference in Warsaw on December 16, 2010.
REUTERS/PETER ANDREWS

from The Great Debate:

Why it’s so much easier for Congress to vote for war than peace

September 3, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Cruz waits to speak against Iran nuclear deal during rally across from the White House in Washington

Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz waits to speak at an event protesting against the Iran nuclear deal in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in Washington, July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

from David Rohde:

U.S. will not release hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee

August 14, 2015

BY JULIA EDWARDS AND DAVID ROHDE

Portraits of Yemeni inmates at Guantanamo Bay are held up by relatives during a protest to demand their release, outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa April 1, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Portraits of Yemeni inmates at Guantanamo Bay are held up by relatives during a protest to demand their release, outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa April 1, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

from David Rohde:

Detainees’ lawyers question Obama commitment to close Guantanamo

August 13, 2015

 

A Guantanamo detainee's feet are shackled to the floor as he attends a "Life Skills" class inside the Camp 6 high-security detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Michelle Shephard/Pool

from The Great Debate:

What makes Donald Trump a new kind of candidate

August 12, 2015

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump pauses at his podium during the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Donald Trump pauses during the first official Republican presidential debate of the 2016 election in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

from The Great Debate:

A truth and reconciliation commission for the United States

August 10, 2015

Combination picture shows local residents and volunteers holding hands during a community event in Ferguson

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August 08, 2015 Combination picture of local residents and church volunteers holding hands while praying during a community event hosted by the Convoy of Hope in Ferguson, Missouri, July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

from David Rohde:

U.S. steps up efforts to meet Obama goal to close Guantanamo prison

August 7, 2015

WASHINGTON | BY MATT SPETALNICK AND DAVID ROHDE

 

The exterior of Camp Delta is seen at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 6, 2013.  REUTERS/Bob Strong

The exterior of Camp Delta is seen at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Bob Strong

from The Great Debate:

America’s mass incarceration system: Freedom’s next frontier

July 24, 2015

Obama speaks at the NAACP's annual convention in Philadelphia

President Barack Obama at the NAACP's convention in Philadelphia, July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque