The Great Debate

Women on the money – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, America’s Harriet Tubman

April 24, 2016
A British 10-pound banknote and Chinese 100-yuan banknotes are seen in a picture illustration, in Beijing, China, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A British 10-pound banknote and Chinese 100-yuan banknotes are seen in a picture illustration, in Beijing, China, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Supporters could walk away from a ‘presidential’ Trump

April 22, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a town hall meeting on NBC's "Today" show in New York, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Donald Trump arrives for a town hall meeting on NBC’s “Today” show in New York, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Like video games? You may be playing with government propaganda.

April 21, 2016
PARTICIPANTS: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, George Weidman

Video games are an industry worth tens of billions of dollars. Games make more money than Hollywood and the music industry combined. Video games can be great fun and even great art, but they can also be great propaganda.

Islamic State has erased the line between foreign and domestic policy

April 21, 2016
French army paratroopers patrol near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, March 30, 2016 as France has decided to deploy 1,600 additional police officers to bolster security at its borders and on public transport following the deadly blasts in Brussels.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

French army paratroopers patrol near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Restoring green to a city’s concrete hardscape

April 20, 2016
Kelvin Villaroel holds up his son Isaac for a photo in front of a cherry tree in full blossom in Central Park in New York April 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Kelvin Villaroel holds his son Isaac in front of a cherry tree in Central Park in New York, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Betrayal is at the heart of U.S. politics

April 19, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome, New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Donald Trump points to a supporter as he leaves a campaign event in Rome, New York, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Should a small Texas court set immigration law for the nation?

April 18, 2016
A handmade sign to deter trespassers hangs in the front yard of Fernando Rivera Jr.'s house in Brownsville, Texas September 2, 2014. According to Rivera Jr, there is an open gate in the U.S.-Mexico border fence which immigrants would stroll through and onto the Rivera's property. The "Patriots" are a heavily armed group who patrol the U.S. border with Mexico, trying to deter immigrants from crossing the border illegally. The group, who portray themselves as defending the American way, use a strong display of force to intimidate anyone from making the crossing from Mexico into Texas. To critics, they are vigilantes spoiling for a fight. To the immigrants, they are another barrier to entry and to the U.S. Border Patrol, groups like this can either be a nuisance interfering with their operations or an aide in spotting migrants illegally trying to enter the country.  Picture taken September 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 19 OF 20 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'DEFENDING THE AMERICAN WAY'. TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'BROWNSVILLE WILKING' - RTR45NEW

A handmade sign to deter trespassers hangs in the front yard of Fernando Rivera Jr.’s house in Brownsville, Texas, September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

America’s secret weapon

April 18, 2016
UCLA's Interface Message Processor (IMP) (R) is pictured in the birthplace of the Internet, at 3420 Boelter Hall, the original location of the first ARPANET node at UCLA in Los Angeles, California June 2, 2011. UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock and his team used the IMP, the packet-switching node used to interconnect participant networks to the ARPANET to send the first message, the letters LO to Stanford Research Institute on October 29, 1969. The UCLA Department of Computer Science and Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have collaborated in creating the Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive (KIHSA) with the center recreating the lab at its original site in 3420 Boelter Hall from which that first message was sent, which for years had been used as a classroom.The recreated lab will open October 29 with a reunion of the computer scientists responsible for the first message. Picture taken June 2, 2011.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS) - RTR2T6UP

UCLA’s Interface Message Processor (IMP) (R) is pictured in the birthplace of the Internet, at 3420 Boelter Hall, the original location of the first ARPANET node at UCLA in Los Angeles, California June 2, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Who was pulling the strings when Ukraine unraveled?

April 15, 2016
When Ukraine pulled itself apart in 2014, the world was confused over who was doing the pulling. Was the takeover of Luhansk, Donetsk and other regional capitals all part of a Russian plan, or a local movement? This week on War College, we speak with Antony Butts. He was in Donetsk when it all went down and has a unique story to tell.

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Cox: Who’s the Chinese buyer we’ve never heard of?

By Rob Cox
April 14, 2016

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