In Japan and South Korea, Trump Boxed Himself In
The United States is not making progress in its trade war with China or in nuclear talks with North Korea.
China and Japan’s Pragmatic Peace
Facing U.S. unpredictability, both countries have decided that they’re better off working together.
The World This Weekend
World leaders converged at the G-20 summit in Osaka, the Trump administration released its Middle East peace plan, and Democratic presidential contenders took the debate stage.
To G-20 Leaders, Trump’s Bully Boy Routine Has Grown Old
He’ll insult them in public, then demand a deal behind closed doors. The meeting in Osaka is another test case of the president’s dealmaking skills.
Experts Get Multipolarity All Wrong
Don’t discount the G-20. In a world with no hegemon, coordinating bodies are more important than ever.
Trump Should Not Have Canceled His Meeting With Putin at the G-20
The United States is missing an opportunity to keep Russia in line.
G-20 Communique May Further Isolate U.S. on Climate Change
It’s likely that 19 countries will affirm their commitment to the Paris Climate agreement, leaving Trump alone in rejecting it.
Russia and China Hold Hands Ahead of G-20 Summit
Expect trade deals and more anti-U.S. posturing as the Chinese president meets with Putin ahead of the G-20 summit.
Thousands of Protesters Prepare to Jeer Trump, Putin, and Erdogan at G-20 Summit
German chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly chose Hamburg to show how protests are tolerated in democracies.
Wane, Wax, Whatever
Why Obama's walking a thin tightrope getting the public on board for a Syrian intervention.
Below the Radar
Worried about how Edward Snowden will affect President Obama's visit to Russia next month? Moscow isn't.
Seizing the Moment
The world’s leading nations are convening a meeting on the fight against corruption. Here’s what they ought to be discussing.