Trump Just Missed a Perfect Opportunity to Reassert American Leadership
The G-20 helped beat Ebola. Why can’t it do the same for the coronavirus?
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.
The United States Needs Japan-South Korea Reconciliation
This weekend's G-20 efforts are likely to flop as old quarrels emerge.
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.
Will Trump Hit Pause on the Trade War With China?
Under mounting pressure, the U.S. president needs a win at G-20 summit.
Globalization’s Government Turns 10
For a decade, the G-20 has provided the nondemocratic oversight the global economy deserves.
Trump, Putin, and the G20
President Trump has returned from his first G20 summit and a highly anticipated sit-down with Putin. Did it live up to expectations?
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.
‘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.
What to Expect From Trump’s Europe Trip
A president usually never gets a second chance to make a first impression, but President Donald Trump intends to test that proposition over the next few days in Europe.
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.