The Great Debate

Why Ukraine shouldn’t be offered NATO membership

January 12, 2015

A U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter is seen as it escorts a Lithuania's Air Force C-27J plane during a joint NATO military exercise in Siauliai

Placing Ukraine on the path to NATO membership is currently promoted by Kiev and some forces in the West, who believe in getting tough with Russia.

Oil kings: The House of Saud’s uncertain future

January 12, 2015
Saudi royal guards stand on duty during the Janadriya culture festival at Der'iya in Riyadh

Saudi royal guards stand on duty in front of portraits of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (R), Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz (C) and second deputy Prime Minister Muqrin bin Abdulaziz during the traditional Saudi dance known as “Arda” at the Janadriya culture festival at Der’iya in Riyadh, Feb. 18, 2014. REUTERS/Fayez Nureldine/Pool

Lessons for #BlackLivesMatter from the life of a Black Power icon

January 12, 2015

Protesters, some holding placards as others raise their hands, shout slogans against police brutality while marching in Manhattan, New York

Pioneering #BlackLivesMatter activists could learn important lessons from Black Power icon Stokely Carmichael.