The Great Debate

How capitalism turns love into addiction

By Lynn Stuart Parramore
August 31, 2015
An employee walks through racks filled with wedding dresses at Filene's Basement before a "Running of the Brides" bridal dress sale in New York

An employee walks through racks of wedding dresses at Filene’s Basement before a “Running of the Brides” bridal dress sale in New York, February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Want to blame social media? Think ISIS, not Virginia.

By Helen Coster
August 28, 2015
A woman places flowers at a memorial outside of the offices for WDBJ7 in Roanoke

A woman places flowers at a memorial outside of the offices for WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia, August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Why $40 oil is killing Iraq, Venezuela and others, but not Russia

By John Lloyd
August 28, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with journalists after submerging into the waters of the Black Sea inside a research bathyscaphe as part of an expedition in Sevastopol, Crimea, August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with journalists after submerging into the waters of the Black Sea inside a research bathyscaphe in Sevastopol, Crimea, August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Double-duty CEOs are a worrisome trend

August 27, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get ready to Trump-le!

By Richard Rodriguez
August 28, 2015
The Gallagher family carries cut-outs of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while waiting in line outside a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire

Gallagher family carries cut-outs of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while waiting outside a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Are there any reasons for hope in the Middle East? Maybe.

By Henri J. Barkey and David F. Gordon
August 27, 2015
An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media on August 25, 2015 purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. REUTERS/Social Media

Why Russia’s latest attempt at a land grab is a farce

By Paul Stronski
August 27, 2015
A ship loading iron ore manoeuvres in the Norwegian Arctic port of Narvik

A ship loading iron ore manoeuvres in the Norwegian Arctic port of Narvik October 9, 2014. REUTERS/Alister Doyle

from War College:

Podcast: We were safer from nuclear armageddon during the Cold War

By Jason Fields
August 25, 2015
Participants: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, Thomas Nichols

Nuclear-tipped missiles and bombs have hovered over the world's head for more than 70 years. As long as 60 years ago, two great nations had developed the capability to destroy the entire world. The only question, it sometimes seemed, was whether the United States or the Soviet Union would be the first to hit the button.

Want to hunt exotic African animals? Just go to Texas.

By Lena Masri
August 25, 2015
Giraffe gather at a water hole in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park

Giraffe gather at a water hole in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, August 2, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Could a ‘broken windows’ policing strategy work for the Iran deal?

By Bennett Ramberg
August 25, 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) at the United Nations building in Vienna, July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Klamar/Pool