The Great Debate

from Breakingviews:

Cox: Time has come for Zynga to sell the farmville

By Rob Cox
March 3, 2016

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

Can NATO still put up a fight against Russia?

March 3, 2016

After the Soviet Union fell, NATO expanded. It also lost its main purpose: taking on that same Soviet Union.

After all the insults and bile, can Donald Trump become a ‘unifier’?

March 3, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump makes a face at his caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa February 1, 2016.     REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Donald Trump at his caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Why the Syrian war will define the decade

March 3, 2016
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate in this August 11, 2014 file photo. The Islamic State, which had declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil.    REUTERS/Rodi Said/Files  (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE IS PART OF PACKAGE '30 YEARS OF REUTERS PICTURES' TO FIND ALL 56 IMAGES SEARCH '30 YEARS'

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Donald Trump is right about defense spending – and that should scare you

March 2, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS1ASJ

Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Super Tuesday victories are nice, but Trump was already a ‘winner’

March 2, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida March 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Scott Audette

Donald Trump speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting at a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida, March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette

What will it take to stop cycle of escalation in the South China Sea?

March 2, 2016

  A ship (top) of Chinese Coast Guard is seen near a ship of Vietnam Marine Guard in the South China Sea, about 210 km (130 miles) off shore of Vietnam May 14, 2014. Vietnamese ships were followed by Chinese vessels as they neared China's oil rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea on Wednesday, Vietnam's Coast Guard said. Vietnam has condemned as illegal the operation of a Chinese deepwater drilling rig in what Vietnam says is its territorial water in the South China Sea and has told China's state-run oil company to remove it. China has said the rig was operating completely within its waters. REUTERS/Nguyen Minh (POLITICS MARITIME ENERGY)

A Chinese Coast Guard ship (top) near a Vietnam Marine Guard ship in the South China Sea, about 210 km (130 miles) off Vietnam, May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Nguyen Minh

Why Marco Rubio is the opposite of a moderate

March 1, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks with reporters following a campaign town hall at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Senator Marco Rubio speaks with reporters after a campaign town hall at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

The GOP establishment has rallied behind a candidate. Does it matter?

March 1, 2016
A packed venue as Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia February 29, 2016. REUTERS/ Philip Sears

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, February 29, 2016. REUTERS/ Philip Sears

How the Oscars’ social activism took on Hollywood

February 29, 2016
Comedian Chris Rock hosts the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   - RTS8FWK

Comedian Chris Rock hosts the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni