Will the summit feature Ankara breaking from the West in a spectacular way? Probably not. But the meeting will still be consequential.
Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.
But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.
OPEC and co. hardly have a choice in the matter.
China is moving closer to replacing the United States as a key Pakistani ally.
Here’s some fodder for your next dinner party.
Hint: It involves leaflets, psy-ops, and calls from Mom.