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Has China learned how to build the perfect U.S. spy?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Beijing's database could now include virtually every question Washington asks potential employees.

Want to lose an election in 2015? Back Russia.

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Outgoing President Bronislaw Komorowski’s pro-Russia policies left Poland dangerously unprepared when the international situation in Ukraine deteriorated in the last year.

Back to Iraq: No really, these troops are just here to advise

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Words seem to mean different things in the Middle East. “Training” is a new term for escalation, and “Iraq” seems more and more like the Arabic word for Vietnam.

Presidential candidates vie to capture the public’s populist mood

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Strategists in both parties say the outcome of the 2016 race will likely be determined by who has the most compelling message on how to make the economy work for working people.

Rand Paul and the sordid purity of libertarianism

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Libertarianism is among the most rigid of modern ideologies. The theorists who formulated its principles were seekers after political purity.

Nixon in Cambodia: Seeking elusive enemies with unreliable allies

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Nixon never understood that the enemy headquarters inside Cambodia was not a place. It had no address. It was a small mobile group of Communist officers, located only by the radio signals they transmitted.

Anyone have change for a quadrillion dollar bill?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The African nation is paying one U.S. dollar for every 35,000,000,000,000,000 of its old scrapped scrip. Zimbabwe is a byword for monetary disaster but the outcome is unusual. It shows it takes truly exceptional incompetence to create hyperinflation.

Elected autocrats help the media learn its place

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Many journalists were jailed on a variety of charges. In 2013, 49 were in jail, more than in any other country. But then Turkey's President Erdogan found a better way.

He killed a rabbit live on air, and this is why he did it

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Asger Juhl, a Danish radio host, picked up a bicycle pump on the desk of his Copenhagen studio. He clutched the iron pump in his hand and swiftly brought it down against the back of the head of a 9-week-old rabbit named Allan.

Lebanon’s fabric is fraying. This is why it matters.

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Even if the various factions defuse the latest stalemate and reach a compromise on a new president, another political crisis is sure to emerge, unless Lebanon’s leaders -- and its people -- tackle the root causes of the country’s instability.

What Google can learn from the wheelchair

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Google's emphasis on new technology should not detract from the more basic needs of millions of people with disabilities, for whom self-driving cars -- not to mention wheelchairs -- are a luxury

The number times black people were brutalized by police this year? Unknown.

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Counting those killed by police, while crucial, should not be done at the expense of documenting the far larger number of routine law enforcement incidents involving non-deadly force targeting black civilians.

Look who’s smoking now: E-cigarettes the choice of a new – richer – generation

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Unlike traditional smokers, who tend to make less money, e-smoking rates rise as income rises:

U.S.-funded Afghan police prey on those they’re paid to protect

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Some of these "local police" are so terrifying that their intimidation tactics have turned entire villages into ghost towns as residents flee their predations.

Time for a U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership that’s strategic and a partnership

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Washington is so deeply vested in the Kiev government that it has little leverage on the Ukrainian leadership to follow through on specific policy reforms.

The secret to Putin? It’s all right on his face.

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Putin’s most frequent look involves his eyes narrowing in anger, an aggressive-approach emotion that conveys the impulse to strike out against others.

Everything you need to know about the South China Sea conflict – in under five minutes

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The United States is marshaling major allies in the region to take a role, in the hope that the combined weight of U.S., Japanese and Australian forces will give China pause.

Erdogan loses his chance to become Turkey’s Vladimir Putin

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The government begged the electorate not to vote for instability. Turkish voters shrugged their shoulders and did exactly that.

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2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Scholars say that people who receive their news from Facebook are likely to be more polarized from one another.

Caitlyn Jenner: From male stereotype to female stereotype

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

This is a swing right across the gender spectrum - from one extreme ideal to the other.

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