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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.

Perry’s indictment: Crime and punishment, Texas-style

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

How did we reach a point at which a politician treats a criminal indictment as a political plus and a fundraising tool?

Missouri and the Middle East: Seemingly nothing in common, but everything at stake

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

There are unexpected, evocative similarities between the horrifying events in Ferguson, Missouri, and the area controlled by the Islamic State in Syria and northern Iraq.

The cost of unlawful convictions, cable news’ sharp focus and reporting on kidnapped journalists

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Did cable news channels abandon pretty much everything else from August 14 through 19 to cover every moment of what was happening in Ferguson? Even when there was no real news?

Ferguson: America’s cultural segregation fault lines

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

With the Internet, folks finally got the means to do what they may have always wanted: Make the world cater to them. And the country is endangered because of it.

Tragedy in Ferguson: What the Justice Department needs to do next

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The attorney general has authority to investigate and file suit against a police department that has engaged in a pattern of conduct that violates the Constitution or federal laws.

How much further the Soviet star has fallen under Vladimir Putin

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

It wasn't long ago that Russia didn’t need to paint its military convoys a pale white to cross international boundaries.

Where are the women, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Late-night comedy will be dominated by white men for the foreseeable future. But achieving diversity among guests can be solved much more quickly.

A market roller-coaster is due – just not yet

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

It has been more than two years without even a 10 percent correction and five years without a 20 percent setback. This cannot go on.

Anatomy of an air strike: Three intelligence streams working in concert

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

U.S. spies, eavesdroppers and airstrike controllers on the ground now have a lot of work to do together to catch up to the rapidly evolving front in northern Iraq.

Did America’s policy on ransom help kill James Foley?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

This killing is clear evidence of how vastly different responses to kidnappings by U.S. and European governments save European hostages but can doom the Americans.

Pity Moscow’s gourmands as Putin’s sanctions bite deep

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

I find Vladimir Putin annoying at the best of times, but this month my distaste has blossomed into unbridled loathing. By imposing sanctions on food imports from the United States, European Union, Canada and Japan, Russia’s kefir-drinking head of state scuppered my chances of making a decent plate of cacio i pepe or a batch of brownies for the next calendar year.

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