The Great Debate

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Rob Cox: Welcome to the new, global Tangentopoli

February 26, 2015

By Rob Cox

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

All about Iran: One-note Netanyahu goes totally tone deaf

By Noga Tarnopolsky
February 26, 2015

  Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while he speaks to supporters of his Likud party as he campaigns in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem February 25, 2015. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while he speaks to supporters of his Likud party as he campaigns in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem, Feb. 25, 2015. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Hybrid war: The real reason fighting stopped in Ukraine – for now

By Fiona Hill
February 26, 2015
A man pushes a wheelbarrow past a house damaged by fighting in the town of Debaltseve

A man pushes a wheelbarrow past a house damaged by fighting in the town of Debaltseve, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

For the Arab world, lots of new channels, but still the same old story

By Noha Mellor
February 26, 2015
Saudi Arabia's Prince Waleed bin Talal waves upon his arrival in Ramallah

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Waleed bin Talal (C) waves upon his arrival in the West Bank town of Ramallah, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Get over it: There’s no better deal coming on Iran’s nuclear program

By Paul R. Pillar
February 25, 2015
Officials sit around the negotiations table during their meeting in Vienna

Delegations of Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a meeting in Vienna, November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Klamar/Pool

One last chance to save the Internet — from the FCC

By Ev Ehrlich
February 25, 2015
Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in Warsaw

REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

As the Federal Communications Commission readies new net-neutrality rules this week, congressional Democrats face a choice: Should they work with the Republicans who control Congress to help pass new rules, or should they stay on the sidelines and leave the matter to a volatile regulatory process, subject to possible undoing in the courts?

More than measles: The threat to America’s ‘herd immunity’

By Howard Markel
February 24, 2015
Jodi Krawitt holds her son Rhett in their home in Corte Madera, California

Jodi Krawitt holds her son Rhett, 6, in their home in Corte Madera, California, Jan. 28, 2015. Rhett is recovering from leukemia and his father is concerned his child could succumb to an outbreak of measles at his Northern California school. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Whips, chains and capitalism: What ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is really about

By Lynn Stuart Parramore
February 24, 2015
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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey. Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

US wants to hack your phone because it doesn’t have real spies it needs

By Patrick G. Eddington
February 23, 2015

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in Paris

As Google’s Android smartphone operating system was coming under attack in fall 2012 from malware with the colorful names of “Loozfon” and “FinFisher,” the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center issued an alert to help defend against the threat. “Depending on the type of phone,” the FBI said, “the operating system may have encryption available. This can be used to protect the user’s personal data.”

Militants will always get through for one reason: Money

By David Wise
February 22, 2015
Gunmen gesture as they return to their car after the attack outside the offices of French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo

French authorities had removed Said Kouachi and his brother Cherif, the gunmen who attacked the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris (seen at rear), from the intelligence watch list. Still from video in Paris, January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Reuters TV