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What a Russian ‘win’ in Syria would look like

By Josh Cohen
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

By Tania Karas
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

from The Great Debate:

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

By Matthew Gault
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

By John Lloyd
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

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U.S. military might already have the data to identify Islamic State leaders

By Aki Peritz
October 15, 2015

An Islamic State militant holds a gun while standing behind what are said to be Ethiopian Christians in Wilayat Fazzan, in this still image from an undated video made available on a social media website

An Islamic State militant holds a gun while standing behind what are said to be Ethiopian Christians in Wilayat Fazzan in a still from an undated video, April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

from The Great Debate:

How to respond to Russia in Syria while avoiding World War Three

By Josh Cohen
October 13, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President Francois Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Etienne Laurent

from The Great Debate:

Pope Francis, Mikhail Gorbachev and forbidden sex

By John Lloyd
October 11, 2015

Pope Francis arrives to lead the opening mass for the synod of bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

Pope Francis arrives to lead the opening mass for the synod of bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 4, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

from The Great Debate:

Why war crimes charges now extend to the destruction of ancient monuments

By Belkis Wille and James Ross
October 9, 2015

Woman walks on a bridge in the Old Sanaa city

A woman walks on a bridge in the Old Sanaa city January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

from The Great Debate:

Putin rehashes Ukraine rhetoric on Syria, but Nazi comparisons fail to convince

By Ian Bateson
October 7, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President Francois Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 2, 2015.REUTERS/Etienne Laurent/Pool

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The other deepwater battleground

By Peter Marino
October 7, 2015

A floating dock of the Indian navy is pictured at the naval base at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A floating dock of the Indian navy is pictured at the naval base at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Sanjeev Miglani