The Great Debate

What a Russian ‘win’ in Syria would look like

October 28, 2015
Russian President Putin shakes hands with Syrian President Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Willing to pay the ultimate price to protect animals

October 27, 2015
A baby mountain gorilla sits on her mother's shoulders on the slopes of Mount Mikeno in the Virunga National Park, Eastern DRC

A baby mountain gorilla sits on her mother’s shoulders on the slopes of Mount Mikeno in the Virunga National Park, Eastern DRC, December 12, 2008. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

Britain’s top fictional spy also its greatest intelligence asset

October 27, 2015
IRISH ACTOR PIERCE BROSNAN POSES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS DURING A PHOTOCALL IN CANNES.

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Eric Gaillard/Files

In the 62 years since James Bond first appeared in print, there’s no doubt he has helped boost the reputations of his real-life counterparts in British intelligence.

Why the U.S. may still have to go to war against Iran

October 26, 2015
A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor

The Bushehr main nuclear reactor, 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran, August 21, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

Has the United States lost its best friend to its biggest rival?

October 26, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping with the Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth II at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of his state visit to Britain

Chinese President Xi Jinping with the Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth II at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of his state visit to Britain, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/Pool

Thanks to the Benghazi hearing, Hillary Clinton is newest reality TV star

October 23, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi  as photographers take their images on Capitol Hill in Washington

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

What the return of the Arab strongman means for the Middle East

October 23, 2015
Egyptian President al-Sisi waves during opening ceremony of new Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) waves during the opening ceremony of the new Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A $550 million Air Force bomber so good it will never be used

October 22, 2015
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber flies over northern Iraq after conducting air strikes in Syria

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber flies over northern Iraq after conducting air strikes in Syria against Islamic State targets, September 27, 2014. The planned new bomber would make this one seem like a relic. REUTERS/Handout

Why a deal to help Turkey deal with migrants is good for Europe – not migrants

October 22, 2015
A Syrian migrant offers Eid al-Adha prayers outside the Sarayici oil wrestling arena in Edirne

A Syrian migrant offers Eid al-Adha prayers outside the Sarayici oil wrestling arena in Edirne, Turkey, September 24, 2015 REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan

from Breakingviews:

Peru a governance test shy of frontier status

By Rob Cox
October 20, 2015

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