The Great Debate

Why China has the upper hand in the South China Sea

By Barry C. Lynn
June 3, 2015
Employees work inside a LCD factory in Wuhan

Employees in a LCD factory in Wuhan, Hubei province, May 8, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily

Why investors who bet big on Ukraine should shoulder their own losses

By Josh Cohen
June 3, 2015
Elderly woman begs for money near a currency exchange office in Kiev

An elderly woman begs for money near a currency exchange office in Kiev July 20, 2012. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

When the Supreme Court is this wrong, it’s time to overrule them

By Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jeff Clements
June 2, 2015
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Police form a line after arresting demonstrators on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, on the anniversary of the Citizens United decision, in Washington, January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Dude, where’s my Humvee? Iraq losing equipment to Islamic State at staggering rate

By Peter Van Buren
June 2, 2015
A view of humvees parked at a courtyard at Camp Liberty in Baghdad

A view of humvees parked at a courtyard at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen

from Breakingviews:

Why $65 per barrel oil looks like a ceiling, not a floor

June 1, 2015

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Additional reporting and writing by Kevin Allison. The authors are Reuters Breakingviews  columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

Why democracy may have been just a passing phase

By John Lloyd
June 1, 2015
Russia's President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Vladimir Putin’s censorship agenda targets online giants

By Masha Gessen
June 1, 2015
A Russian flag and a 3D model of the Facebook logo is seen through a cutout of the Twitter logo in this photo illustration taken in Zenica

A Russian flag and a 3D model of the Facebook logo is seen through a cutout of the Twitter logo in this photo illustration taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Vladimir Putin is not planning annexation of Ukraine enclaves, but diplomacy is flailing

By Lucian Kim
May 29, 2015
A woman with a boy looks at a tank as it drives through the settlement Khutor Chkalova on its way to the Russian military training ground 'Kuzminsky' near the Russian-Ukrainian border in the Rostov region

A woman with a boy looks at a tank as it drives through the settlement Khutor Chkalova on its way to the Russian military training ground ‘Kuzminsky’ on the Russians side of the border with Ukraine, May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Maria Tsvetkova

Will a few legal red cards affect the way FIFA plays?

By Stefan Szymanski
May 28, 2015
FIFA President Blatter arrives for opening ceremony of 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich

FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives for the opening ceremony of the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Saudi Arabia faces many threats, and Iran isn’t at the top of the list

By Mohamad Bazzi
May 28, 2015
Shi'ites chant slogans during a rally following Friday's suicide attack at a Shi'ite mosque, at Qatif

Shi’ites chant slogans during a rally following Friday’s suicide attack at a Shi’ite mosque, at Qatif, in east Saudi Arabia May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer