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Who’s in charge of the migrants arriving in Greece? The answer will surprise you.

November 10, 2015

A volunteer signals to a raft carrying refugees and migrants as they approach the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, November 9, 2015. Since the start of the year, over 590,000 people have crossed into Greece, the frontline of a massive westward population shift from war-ravaged Syria and beyond. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTS63YV

A volunteer signals to a raft carrying refugees and migrants as they approach the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, November 9, 2015.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

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No one is coming to rescue Islamic State’s capital

November 9, 2015

Militant Islamist fighters waving flags, travel in vehicles as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. The fighters held the parade to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said. The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), posted pictures online on Sunday of people waving black flags from cars and holding guns in the air, the SITE monitoring service said. Picture taken June 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTR3WKTZ

Militant Islamist fighters waving flags take part in a military parade in Syria's northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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War is decided on the battlefield. Why peace is decided in Berlin.

November 5, 2015

German Chancellor Merkel and Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk arrive for Ukrainian-German economic conference in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk pose for media prior to a Ukrainian-German economic conference in Berlin, Germany, October 23, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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What does Europe truly want to be when it grows up?

November 4, 2015

Slovenian police officers observe migrants arriving by train at a makeshift train station in the village of Sentilj

Slovenian police officers observe migrants arriving by train at a makeshift station close to the Austrian border town of Spielfeld in the village of Sentilj, Slovenia, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

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Why the West should worry about Turkey

November 2, 2015

People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Erdogan as they wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Davutoglu in Ankara

People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as they wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Turkey November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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Deeper involvements and higher costs in fight against Islamic State

November 1, 2015

A rainbow is seen as residents inspect a site damage from what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on the main field hospital in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus

A rainbow is seen as residents inspect damage from what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on the main field hospital in the town of Douma, near Damascus, October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

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What a Russian ‘win’ in Syria would look like

October 28, 2015

Russian President Putin shakes hands with Syrian President Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

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Why a deal to help Turkey deal with migrants is good for Europe – not migrants

October 22, 2015

A Syrian migrant offers Eid al-Adha prayers outside the Sarayici oil wrestling arena in Edirne

A Syrian migrant offers Eid al-Adha prayers outside the Sarayici oil wrestling arena in Edirne, Turkey, September 24, 2015 REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan

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Most of Russia’s military still ‘rubbish’ despite Ukraine, Syria deployments

October 20, 2015
Participants: Jason Fields, Mark Galeotti, Matthew Gault

To some in the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intervention is a comment on the failure of the United States and its allies to take control of a horrific situation. These pundits view Putin as a strongman, playing a complicated game of chess against the West … and winning.

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The three gravest threats facing our world

October 18, 2015

Residents walk through the Breezy Point neighborhood which was left devastated by Hurricane Sandy in the New York borough of Queens

Residents walk through the Breezy Point neighborhood which was left devastated by Hurricane Sandy in the New York borough of Queens, November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif