The Great Debate

Why war crimes charges now extend to the destruction of ancient monuments

October 9, 2015
Woman walks on a bridge in the Old Sanaa city

A woman walks on a bridge in the Old Sanaa city January 10, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

How Trump reflects America’s obsession with ‘winners’ and ‘losers’

October 8, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to remarks at a campaign event in Waterloo

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign event in Waterloo, Iowa, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Putin rehashes Ukraine rhetoric on Syria, but Nazi comparisons fail to convince

October 7, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and French President Francois Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 2, 2015.REUTERS/Etienne Laurent/Pool

The other deepwater battleground

October 7, 2015
A floating dock of the Indian navy is pictured at the naval base at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A floating dock of the Indian navy is pictured at the naval base at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Sanjeev Miglani

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Wal-Mart just shy of target on gun front

By Rob Cox
October 6, 2015

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

Why lifting oil export ban can help U.S. foreign policy

October 6, 2015
A crude oil train moves past the loading rack at the Eighty-Eight Oil LLC's transloading facility in Ft. Laramie

A crude oil train moves past the loading rack at the Eighty-Eight Oil LLC’s transloading facility in Ft. Laramie, Wyoming, July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Syria’s one hope may be as dim as Bosnia’s once was

October 6, 2015
Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

How Volkswagen set the pace for the new era of ‘smart fraud’

October 6, 2015

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Volkswagen cars in a delivery tower at the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, March 12, 2012. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Why the U.S. military can’t succeed in training foreign armies

October 5, 2015
Afghan forces prepare for battle with Taliban on the outskirts of Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan

Afghan forces prepare for battle with Taliban on the outskirts of Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan, June 21, 2015. IREUTERS/Stringer

Vladimir Putin’s secret weapon for a Syrian end game? Diplomacy.

October 5, 2015
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, President Putin and French President Hollande sit together at the start of a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov (L), Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) and French President Francois Hollande at a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Etienne Laurent/Pool