The Great Debate

Why the Syrian war will define the decade

March 3, 2016
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate in this August 11, 2014 file photo. The Islamic State, which had declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil.    REUTERS/Rodi Said/Files  (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE IS PART OF PACKAGE '30 YEARS OF REUTERS PICTURES' TO FIND ALL 56 IMAGES SEARCH '30 YEARS'

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said

What Europeans envy about the American political process

February 11, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles after winning at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016.    REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX26984

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles after winning at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Will the EU really fence off one of its own members?

February 9, 2016
Migrants carry their belongings inside a camp, as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis  - RTX253LT

Migrants carry their belongings inside a camp, as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Who’s in charge of the migrants arriving in Greece? The answer will surprise you.

November 10, 2015
A volunteer signals to a raft carrying refugees and migrants as they approach the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, November 9, 2015. Since the start of the year, over 590,000 people have crossed into Greece, the frontline of a massive westward population shift from war-ravaged Syria and beyond. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTS63YV

A volunteer signals to a raft carrying refugees and migrants as they approach the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, November 9, 2015.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

First try at European money union didn’t work either

August 11, 2015
A pensioner waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens

A pensioner waits to receive part of his pension at a National Bank branch in Athens, Greece July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

The whining of the militants

July 23, 2015
Still image taken from video of a man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in Mosul

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre of Iraq’s second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

Greece made the wrong choice

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

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

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

Can Greece find its inner capitalist?

July 10, 2015
Pro-Euro protestors hold Greek national flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building in Athens

Pro-Euro protestors hold Greek national flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Greece must leave the euro, but it takes the United States of Europe with it

July 10, 2015
A pensioner argues with an official as he tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens

A pensioner argues with an official as he tries to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann