The Great Debate

War is decided on the battlefield. Why peace is decided in Berlin.

November 5, 2015
German Chancellor Merkel and Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk arrive for Ukrainian-German economic conference in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk pose for media prior to a Ukrainian-German economic conference in Berlin, Germany, October 23, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Carly Fiorina’s disgust is written all over her face

November 4, 2015

Though key issues may vary, a candidate’s signature facial expressions rarely do. In Carly Fiorina’s case, she dominates the field of 2016 Republican presidential contenders in one particular look: It signals disgust. With a lower-lip depressor movement, her lower lip pulls down and out, causing the lip to stretch wider and the chin to momentarily flatten.

What does Europe truly want to be when it grows up?

November 4, 2015
Slovenian police officers observe migrants arriving by train at a makeshift train station in the village of Sentilj

Slovenian police officers observe migrants arriving by train at a makeshift station close to the Austrian border town of Spielfeld in the village of Sentilj, Slovenia, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

What makes a historical arsonist? A conversation with Dan Carlin.

November 4, 2015
Participants: Dan Carlin, Jason Fields, Matthew Gault

The host of the Hardcore History podcast joins War College to discuss some of the most powerful figures in history – men and women who burned down the world they were born into and — many generations later — are sometimes credited with laying the foundation for progress. But that doesn’t mean that’s what the arsonist set out to do, or that the people in their way were happy to pay the price.

Modern politics: Public is more partisan, parties are more powerless

November 3, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of  the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former Governor Jeb Bush, Senator Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Senator Ted Cruz pose before the GOP debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Why the West should worry about Turkey

November 2, 2015
People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Erdogan as they wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Davutoglu in Ankara

People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as they wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Turkey November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Republican primary aside, NRA may be losing its grip on the public’s imagination

November 2, 2015
Street artist Panzarino prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during the six-month anniversary of the massacre, at Union Square in New York

Street artist Mark Panzarino prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during the six-month anniversary of the massacre, at Union Square in New York, June 14, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Deeper involvements and higher costs in fight against Islamic State

November 1, 2015
A rainbow is seen as residents inspect a site damage from what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on the main field hospital in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus

A rainbow is seen as residents inspect damage from what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on the main field hospital in the town of Douma, near Damascus, October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Republican candidates field a resistance movement against change

October 30, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump speaks as Rubio and Carson listen at the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder

Donald Trump speaks as Senator Marco Rubio (L) and Ben Carson (R) listen at the GOP presidential candidate debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking