The Great Debate

Russia’s fight in Syria reflects the Kremlin’s fears at home

September 29, 2015
Russian Mil Mi-26 Halo helicopter flies over the Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow

Russian Mil Mi-26 Halo helicopter flies over the Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Host Photo Agency/RIA Novosti

Imperial overreach: How Putin’s move into Syria could bring his government down

September 28, 2015
A general view shows the Temple of Bel in the historical city of Palmyra

These are the ruins of the Temple of Bel in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, once the seat of a great empire. On August 30, 2015, Islamic State destroyed it. REUTERS/Sandra Auger

Why migrants are going to great lengths to avoid this EU country

September 28, 2015
Refugees walk inside the Kokkinotrimithia refugee camp in Cyprus

Refugees walk inside the Kokkinotrimithia refugee camp in Cyprus, September 6, 2015. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

What Obama can learn from Vladimir Putin

September 28, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Putin in Los Cabos

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Los Cabos, Mexico, June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

The real reason China’s leader jailed so many of his peers

September 25, 2015
Still image of Zhou Yongkang, China's former domestic security chief, sitting between his police escorts as he listens to his sentence in a court in Tianjin

Zhou Yongkang, China’s former domestic security chief, sits between his police escorts as he listens to his sentence in a court in Tianjin, China, in this still image taken from video provided by China Central Television and shot on June 11, 2015. REUTERS/China Central Television via REUTERS TV

As Xi visits the United States, China’s economy is at a tipping point

September 25, 2015
Chinese bank employee counts yuan notes in Nanjing

A Chinese bank employee counts yuan notes at a local bank in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu, province March 6, 2006. REUTERS/Stringer

The weaponization of everything: Globalization’s dark side

September 25, 2015
Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in Warsaw

A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

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Rob Cox: Donald Trump’s bankrupt character

By Rob Cox
September 24, 2015

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

Pope Francis’ relationship to a movement that divided Latin America

September 24, 2015
Pope Francis is surrounded by greeting children next to Bolivia's President Evo Morales after his arrival in El Alto

Pope Francis (L) is surrounded by greeting children next to Bolivia’s President Evo Morales after his arrival in El Alto, Bolivia, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado

How Xi Jinping can rebrand China for the West

September 24, 2015
Chinese President Xi is introduced by former U.S. National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Kissinger at a policy speech to Chinese and U.S. CEOs during a dinner reception in Seattle, Washington

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) is introduced by former U.S. National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at a policy speech to Chinese and United States CEOs during a dinner reception in Seattle, Washington September 22, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Redmond