The Great Debate

Clinton confidential: A close look at the rules that govern what’s a secret

By Peter Van Buren
September 3, 2015
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in San Francisco, June 20, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Why it’s so much easier for Congress to vote for war than peace

By Laicie Heeley and Daniel Wirls
September 3, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Cruz waits to speak against Iran nuclear deal during rally across from the White House in Washington

Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz waits to speak at an event protesting against the Iran nuclear deal in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in Washington, July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

from Breakingviews:

Why oil investors are so behind the curve

September 2, 2015

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

from War College:

Podcast: Here’s what a real war in space might be like in 2015

By Matthew Gault
September 2, 2015
Participants: David Axe, Jason Fields, Matthew Gault

From Star Wars to Battlestar Galactica, few battlefields are as fought over in pop-culture as space. Which makes sense. Since the end of World War Two, people have looked to the stars as the next great frontier of both exploration and warfare.

How much for a spot on a rubber raft and a slim chance at a better life?

By Robert Young Pelton
September 2, 2015
A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles off the coast of Libya

A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles (16 km) off the coast of Libya, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Why the Chinese ‘spies’ the White House sent home were the wrong ones

By William Johnson
September 2, 2015
A combination photo of five military officers of China's People's Liberation Army

A combination photo shows five Chinese military officers who the U.S. has accused of cyber espionage. REUTERS/FBI/Handout via Reuters

Four reasons not to give up on Brazil

By Joao Augusto De Castro Neves
September 1, 2015
Demonstrators march in a protest against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff at Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo

Demonstrators march in a protest against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff at Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo March 15, 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Reading Hillary Clinton’s body language when she talks about the email debacle

By Dan Hill
September 1, 2015
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The faces of Hillary Clinton: The left side is images from her campaign launch in New York, June 13, 2015. The right side has shots from her Las Vegas news conference, August 18, 2015. REUTERS/Archive

Meet the man trying to bring Iraq back from the brink

By Mohamad Bazzi
August 31, 2015
Riot policemen stand in front of protesters during demonstration against the poor quality of basic services, power outages and calling for trial of corrupt politicians in Baghdad

Riot policemen stand in front of protesters during demonstration against the poor quality of basic services, power outages and calling for trial of corrupt politicians in Baghdad, Iraq, August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

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