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    Trump Defends the West
    Jul07

    Trump Defends the West

    There is something about a crisis and a foreign venue that brings out the best in an American president. In June 1963, when the Berlin Wall seemed permanent and the Iron Curtain impenetrable, President John F. Kennedy traveled to West Berlin to reassure the captive peoples of Eastern and Central Europe they had not been forgotten. In perhaps the...

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit
    Jul07

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit

    Updated July 7 at 4 p.m.Pundits eager to analyze the outcome of Friday’s first face-to-face meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin don’t have much to go on. (Bold prediction: That won’t slow them down.)In the absence of material information, many analysts rushed to read meaning into the...

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit
    Jul07

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit

    Pundits eager to analyze the outcome of Friday’s first face-to-face meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin don’t have much to go on. (Bold prediction: That won’t slow them down.)In the absence of material information, many analysts rushed to read meaning into the length of the meeting in...

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom
    Jul07

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom

    HAMBURG – Whether or not the world’s wealthiest countries should promise not to pay ransoms to terrorist kidnappers formed part of the discussions about international security Friday as G20 meetings got underway in Germany. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged more than a year ago to push other world leaders to stop paying kidnappers after...

    Trump Administration Appoints Former US Ambassador To NATO As Envoy For Ukraine Negotiations
    Jul07

    Trump Administration Appoints Former US Ambassador To NATO As Envoy For Ukraine Negotiations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving closer to taking a more direct role in European-led efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine, the Trump administration on Friday appointed a former U.S. ambassador to NATO as special envoy for resolving the crisis. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who will visit Kiev this weekend, named Kurt Volker as special...

    The Trump-Putin Meeting: No More than Baby Steps
    Jul07

    The Trump-Putin Meeting: No More than Baby Steps

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia Nobody should expect major changes to happen overnight. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were scheduled to meet for only about thirty minutes, but they remained closeted together for over two hours today on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, the first face-to-face meeting of the two...

    This Is How the G-20 Summit Helped Trump and Putin Claim Victories
    Jul07

    This Is How the G-20 Summit Helped Trump and Putin Claim Victories

    Matthew Rojansky Politics, Eurasia Don’t anticipate a swift improvement in the largely dysfunctional U.S.-Russia relationship. For Putin, the dysfunction is useful for domestic politics. The much anticipated first face-to-face meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin has taken place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in...

    Putin 1, Trump 0
    Jul07

    Putin 1, Trump 0

    At their first meeting, Trump bought Putin’s lies about Russian election meddling. President Trump’s top aides have been hemming and hawing for days about whether Trump would use today’s high-profile meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to hammer Moscow for its election meddling. It seems he did so — but in a way that...

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom
    Jul07

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom

    HAMBURG — Whether or not the world’s wealthiest countries should promise not to pay ransoms to terrorist kidnappers formed part of the discussions about international security Friday as G20 meetings got underway in Germany. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged more than a year ago to push other world leaders to stop paying kidnappers after...

    President Trump Met Vladimir Putin For the First Time. Here’s What a Body Language Expert Saw
    Jul07

    President Trump Met Vladimir Putin For the First Time. Here’s What a Body Language Expert Saw

    All eyes were on U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday when they sat down for their first face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. The meeting, which had been scheduled to last 30 minutes, stretched to more than two hours. Trump reportedly raised the issue of Russian interference in the 2016...