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URL :http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate
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Posts on Regator:1663
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Archived Since:June 19, 2011

Blog Post Archive

How much money is raised and spent in fighting cancer?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

How useful is the Stand Up to Cancer telethon’s $109 million likely to be, compared to the billions available from the federal government and other donors?

Israel appropriated 1,000 acres of the West Bank. Why now?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The timing of this most recent appropriation has little to do with any particular act of Palestinian violence. Ultimately, the move is about geopolitics

Chinese leader’s reforms are bad news for Hong Kong

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The recent decision to rule out democratic elections for Hong Kong in 2017 was just the latest example of how Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s transformational reform agenda does not bode well for Hong Kong.

iPhone 6: What does Apple have to reveal Tuesday to stay on top?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

It's been a while since we've had a true 'Apple moment' at one of its press events. Tuesday’s expected introduction of the iPhone 6 (and possibly more) could end that drought.

Tuesday’s big iPhone 6 question: Is Apple done leading from behind?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

For the last few years, Apple’s iPhones have been a little like the U.S. role in the war against Muammar Gaddafi in Libya — leading from behind.

Real women belong on a pedestal in New York’s Central Park

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

There are 50 statues in New York’s Central Park, one of the world’s most visited spots. Not one of them is of a woman who exists outside of fiction.

Plans to stop Russia show NATO and the West don’t know Putin at all

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

For more than six months now, Western politicians and analysts have been asking what can make Vladimir Putin stop or retreat. It’s the wrong question because it's based on the fallacy that the West can do something to influence Putin's actions.

What’s between the covers of al Qaeda’s ‘Inspire’ magazine

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Inspire is an English-language online magazine published since 2010 by al-Qaeda. I just read the latest issue and found a lot of what I expected, and some things I didn’t.

Russia-Ukraine conflict shows money isn’t the root of all war

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Politics is sometimes seen as the branch of something bigger – economics. The conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq show the redundancy of such thinking. In more peaceful countries, economic issues may have greater political weight. But not as much as leaders tend to believe.

To prevent Westerners from fighting for Islamic State change the narrative

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

There is only one way to defeat the narrative of jihadist groups like Islamic State and Al Qaeda: craft a better counter-narrative.

Five smart takes explain the Russia-Ukraine conflict from square one

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Ever since the Ukrainian revolution in February this year, the Eastern European country has witnessed spiraling political instability and bloodshed. Below are five must-read Reuters opinion pieces to help you understand this conflict’s origins and its consequences.

Not having a strategy ‘yet’ makes good strategic sense against Islamic State

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

It makes sense for President Barack Obama to weigh his options against the Islamic State, especially in a region where it's easier to do more harm than good.

Status of new drugs to fight mutating Ebola virus

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

There are many new drugs in the pipeline to treat Ebola or vaccinate against it, but they are all in various states of testing.

It’s harder to reach the American dream if you’re reaching all alone

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

No job is inherently marginal. Lousy jobs in places like non-union Phoenix are middle-class jobs in unionized New York City.

What’s Europe’s best hope for avoiding second euro crisis?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Skepticism is certainly justified about Europe’s willingness to pull itself out of stagnation.

Finding hell in Syria’s Qusayr

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

In the summer of 2012, I spent three weeks in the besieged Syrian town of Qusayr working as a freelance photographer and writer with a group of young anti-Assad activists in a second-floor apartment next door to a field hospital.

Crossing paths with James Foley in Syria’s desperate war

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

I first saw James Foley – whom the Islamic State executed last week -- at a demonstration in Aleppo, a rebel stronghold. He was standing perfectly straight and steadily holding his camera as he filmed a handful of men dancing while drums were pounded and scores of people sang.

The best weapon to fight the Islamic State is already in Iraq

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The only way to defeat them is a military one, but Americans will not be doing the fighting on the ground.

As if things weren’t Badenov: Even in good times, Russians are villains in Hollywood

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Even when the Cold War was over, movie executives decided to ignore the memo. Russia may have been trying to leave behind its bad old days, but in the movies, Russians were still the bad guys.

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