Summer of Summitry
The Putin Moment
The Helsinki summit may represent a triumph of sorts for Putin and his worldview, but it’s not likely to be a long-lasting one.
The Skeletons in the Gallery
How should audiences—and art institutions—grapple with the immoral legacies of great artists?
Countdown to Helsinki
When Trump Meets Putin
Eight experts share their perspectives on what to expect and hope for from the U.S.-Russia summit.
Putin's Next Play
From Penalty Kicks to Pensions
With the World Cup winding down, Putin has a far more difficult task ahead: selling the public on deeply unpopular retirement reforms.
Diplomacy and Human Rights
Swagger Is as Swagger Does
If Secretary Pompeo wants to get the State Department’s swagger back, he could start by reaffirming our commitment to human rights—especially to Vladimir Putin.
Trump Meets Putin
The Limits of US-Russian Summitry
No matter how fulsome the spirit of bonhomie in Helsinki might be, fundamental differences in U.S. and Russian interests and perspectives sharply limit the possibilities of finding common ground. Nevertheless, an emerging disconnect in Russian and Iranian interests in Syria might conceivably create an opening for a limited Russian-American understanding there.
The Brussels Summit
NATO’s Binary Moment
Will U.S. and European officials start seeing eye to eye about NATO obligations, or will this summit mark the beginning of the end?
Rethinking European Integration
For Washington, European integration has always been a means to an end—but today there is little nuanced debate about what kind of Europe would benefit America most.
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