The Great Debate

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.

Most of Russia’s military still ‘rubbish’ despite Ukraine, Syria deployments

October 20, 2015
Participants: Jason Fields, Mark Galeotti, Matthew Gault

To some in the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intervention is a comment on the failure of the United States and its allies to take control of a horrific situation. These pundits view Putin as a strongman, playing a complicated game of chess against the West … and winning.

I was held in Iran for 13 months: This is why I think Jason Rezaian may be freed

October 20, 2015
File photo of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian speaking in the newspaper's offices in Washington

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian speaks in the newspaper’s offices in Washington, DC in a November 6, 2013 file photo provided by The Washington Post. REUTERS/Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post/Handout via Reuters

Dirty pictures that recall a more innocent time

October 20, 2015
Dani Mathers, 28, the 2015 Playmate of the Year, poses during a luncheon on the garden grounds of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles

Dani Mathers, 28, the 2015 Playmate of the Year, poses during a luncheon on the garden grounds of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California May 14, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian