The Great Debate

Japan’s pacifism fades, but most Japanese aren’t happy about it

By Peter Van Buren
July 20, 2015
Protesters burn an illustration of Japanese military flag featuring a portrait of Tojo, former general of the Imperial Japanese Army and WW2 Japanese PM, during a demonstration outside the Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong

Protesters burn an illustration of a Japanese military flag featuring a portrait of Hideki Tojo, Japan’s prime minister during World War Two, during a demonstration outside the Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong, July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

The weapons the U.S. needs for a war it doesn’t want

By P.W. Singer and August Cole
July 20, 2015
Fourth F-35 Lightning II arrives at Nellis Air Force Base

The fourth Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft arrives at the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 24, 2013, REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Daniel Hughes/Handout

Greece made the wrong choice

By John Lloyd
July 17, 2015
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a parliamentary session in Athens

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a parliamentary session in Athens, Greece, July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Proof of MH17 tragedy’s real culprits grows

By James Miller
July 17, 2015
A pro-Russian separatist holds a stuffed toy found at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region

A pro-Russian separatist holds a stuffed toy found at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

It never happened: How to deny genocide in the face of science

By David Rohde
July 17, 2015
A forensic expert searches for remains of Bosnian Muslims in a mass grave near Srebrenica

A forensic expert searches for remains of Bosnian Muslims in a mass grave near Srebrenica July 10, 2007. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

What does the nuclear deal mean for Iran and the region?

By Dina Esfandiary and Amir Handjani
July 16, 2015
Members from Hashid Shaabi hold portraits during a demonstration to show support for Yemen's Shi'ite Houthis and in protest of an air campaign in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition, in Baghdad

Members from Hashid Shaabi hold portraits of lawmaker and paramilitary commander Hadi al-Amiri (C), Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) and Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani during a demonstration to show support for Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthis and in protest of an air campaign in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition, in Baghdad, March 31, 2015.REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Greece’s Silicon Valley, an economic bright spot, fights to survive crisis

By Tania Karas
July 16, 2015
A pro-Euro protester holds a European Union and a Greek national flag during a rally in front of the parliament building in Athens

A pro-Euro protester holds a European Union and a Greek national flag during a rally in front of the parliament building in Athens, Greece, July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

‘Go Set a Watchman’ shows America just how far it hasn’t come

By Chloe Angyal
July 16, 2015
A woman holds a copy of Harper Lee's book "Go Set a Watchman" before purchasing it inside of a Barnes & Noble store in New York

A woman holds a copy of Harper Lee’s book “Go Set a Watchman” before purchasing it inside of a Barnes & Noble store in New York, July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Israel won’t strike Iran alone, no matter how much it hates the nuclear deal

By Noga Tarnopolsky
July 15, 2015
An Israeli F-16 fighter jet takes off at Ramon air base

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet takes off at Ramon air base in southern Israel during routine training, October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Iran nuclear deal: Why the private sector will decide whether it survives

By Nate Olson
July 15, 2015
A man adjusts signs during the 15th International Oil and Gas Conference  in Tehran

A man adjusts signs during the 15th International Oil and Gas Conference in Tehran, November 1, 2011. REUTERS/Caren Firouz ​