The Great Debate

Brussels bombings are a sign of Islamic State’s panic

March 23, 2016
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A soldier at Zaventem airport after a blast occurred, in Belgium, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Jef Versele

Brussels attack is another nail in the European Union’s coffin

March 23, 2016
A police helicopter hovers over Brussels' rooftops following bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann - RTSBQZ6

A police helicopter hovers over Brussels’ rooftops following bomb attacks in the Belgian city, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

How the Brussels attacks could destabilize Europe

March 22, 2016
A soldier stands near broken windows after explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016.    REUTERS/Francois Lenoir - RTSBM7B

A soldier stands near broken windows after explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A contested convention is no panacea for those against Trump

March 22, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he leads the news media on a tour of the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Donald Trump leads reporters on a tour of the construction site of the Trump International Hotel Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Deciphering Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

March 22, 2016
U.S.  Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland (centre L) is greeted by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick Leahy on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland (centre L) is greeted by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

In modern-day Cuba, cars aren’t the only relic of America’s past

March 21, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle take their first steps on Cuban soil after arriving at Havana's international airport for a three-day trip, in Havana March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSBE6D

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle take their first steps on Cuban soil after arriving at Havana’s international airport for a three-day trip, in Havana March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A neat trick that makes political ads more effective

March 21, 2016

  A political ad against U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) plays on a television in a hotel bar in Columbia, South Carolina, February 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A political ad against Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plays in a hotel bar in Columbia, South Carolina, February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

What is the best way to describe Vladimir Putin’s Russia?

March 18, 2016
A Tu-160 heavy strategic bomber flies during the Victory Day parade above Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. Russia marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe on Saturday with a military parade, showcasing new military hardware at a time when relations with the West have hit lows not seen since the Cold War. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX1C7AV

A Tu-160 heavy strategic bomber flies during the Victory Day parade above Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Caught in a draft: Where compulsory military service can last forever

March 18, 2016
PARTICIPANTS: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, Michela Wrong

This week’s episode of War College focuses on a secretive nation where everyone serves in the military – and not just for a year or two. In fact, once you get pulled into service in Eritrea, you could be serving for a decade or more. And no one knows how much more it could be. 

Europe could be doomed. But Britain should stay in anyway.

March 17, 2016
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands outside number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons, in London, Britain, March 16, 2016.    REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTSAOPR

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands outside number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons, in London, Britain, March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville