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Protesters burn an image of U.S. President Donald Trump fashioned on a swastika as they march the streets of Manila during the start of the ASEAN meetings between heads of state on Nov. 13 in Manila, Philippines. (Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

Trump’s Worst Trip Ever. Until His Next One.

A look back at the American president’s rollercoaster ride through Asia.

Then Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin kisses a baby outside St. Petersburg on May 29, 2010. (Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)

Western Sanctions Are Shrinking Russia’s Population

Vladimir Putin is fond of claiming that demographics are destiny – which may be why he’s so angry about his country’s financial straitjacket.

The "For Life" anti-abortion demonstration in Moscow's Sokolniki park on Sept. 14. (Joel van Houdt for Foreign Policy)

Putin’s Next Target Is Russia’s Abortion Culture

The Russian president is worried about his country’s shrinking population. His social-conservative allies say they have the solution.

US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Four Seasons of Kremlingate

The summer of scandal is over, but the autumn is just getting started.

US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Syria Strategy Hinges on Russia

But does the president have enough leverage to make Moscow do what’s necessary?

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Putin Heads to Occupied Georgia Territory on War Anniversary

It's a slap at Mike Pence and Georgia itself nine years after the Russian invasion.

US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. 
Leaders of the world's top economies will gather from July 7 to 8, 2017 in Germany for likely the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Mikhail KLIMENTIEV        (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTIEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Is Becoming Unhinged at the Twists and Turns of Kremlingate

In the depraved reality show that has become this presidency, the Trump administration’s scandals are young and relentless.

Head of the supervisory board of Gazprom's Nord Stream 2 and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder delivers a speech during a signing ceremony for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline agreement in Paris on April, 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT        (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Should Urge Europe to Resist Putin’s Pipeline Politics

If Trump really means “America first,” he needs to raise the pipeline issue.

Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions at the Gostiny Dvor studio during the annual "Direct Line with Vladimir Putin broadcast live" by Russian TV channels and radio stations in Moscow on June 15, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / Sputnik / Mikhail KLIMENTIEV        (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTIEV/AFP/Getty Images)

‘No Specific Agenda’ Means Trump Will Get Played by Putin, Again

By not planning in advance, the president is giving up a diplomatic opportunity to discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time.

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