G-20

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29.

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.

U.S. President Donald Trump sits next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28.

China and Japan’s Pragmatic Peace

Facing U.S. unpredictability, both countries have decided that they’re better off working together.

U.S. President Donald Trump fist-bumps Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a meeting at the G-20 summit on in Osaka, Japan, on June 28.

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.

U.S. President Donald Trump fist-bumps Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a meeting at the G-20 summit on in Osaka, Japan, on June 28.

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.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde welcomes Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and others at the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, on June 9.

Experts Get Multipolarity All Wrong

Don’t discount the G-20. In a world with no hegemon, coordinating bodies are more important than ever.

TAORMINA, ITALY - MAY 26:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for the group photo at the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on May 26, 2017 in Taormina, Italy. Leaders of the G7 group of nations, which includes the Unted States, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy, as well as the European Union, are meeting at Taormina from May 26-27.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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's President Vladimir Putin (R) greets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during a document signing ceremony in Moscow, on March 22, 2013. Xi Jinping arrived today in Moscow on his first foreign trip, to cement ties between the two countries by inking a raft of energy and investment accords. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER NEMENOV        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Performers wearing masks of (L-R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump hold a placard reading: "Better off equal! close the gap between rich and poor" during a demonstration called by several NGOs ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg on July 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL        (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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Obama Is No Longer a Friend

Why Russia's dissidents have soured on the U.S. president.

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Wane, Wax, Whatever

Why Obama's walking a thin tightrope getting the public on board for a Syrian intervention.

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Below the Radar

Worried about how Edward Snowden will affect President Obama's visit to Russia next month? Moscow isn't.

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G Is for Grab Bag

On the march with the motley crew of G-8 protesters in Belfast.

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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.

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Trouble on the Home Front

The Petraeuses aren’t the military family we should be worried about.

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