November 14, 2019Turkey
Trump and Erdogan resolved few of the sharp U.S.-Turkish differences over defense and Middle East policy but the visit likely boosted Erdogan’s stature at home.
February 21, 2019South Korea
President Trump is undermining his peace initiative with North Korea by abruptly raising the cost to South Korea for U.S. security.
April 29, 2019North Korea
Russian President Putin reiterated the importance of denuclearization during last week’s summit, but did not provide visible sanctions relief for North Korean leader Kim.
June 20, 2019Sudan
Gulf powers have lined up behind Sudan’s ruling military council. Where Sudan goes from here could depend on whether other powers play a countervailing role.
June 24, 2019Turkey
After his party suffered a humiliating loss in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is down but far from out.
July 9, 2019China
Under President Xi Jinping, China is pressing the United Nations’ human rights body to favor national sovereignty and development over calling out domestic rights abuses.