Cairo is no longer a prize to be won. It is a challenge to managed through careful and, where necessary coercive diplomacy.
The first détente in the hybrid war between Russia and the West was nipped in the bud by Trump’s behavior and the vehemence of his domestic critics. So be it.
Vladimir Putin achieved his goal of embarrassing the United States. But Russians are already bracing for the backlash.
There are several takeaways from Helsinki that may go well beyond temporary headlines in the 24/7 news cycle.
Repercussions of the Helsinki summit are still being felt in Washington and beyond. President Trump has maintained that U.S.-Russia relations need to improve both for the benefit of the U.S. and for global stability. Are better relations realistically possible?
President Trump’s remarks casting doubt on the accuracy of the U.S. intelligence communities could have long-lasting ramifications.
Never before has a U.S. president so willfully catered to an American adversary and so effortlessly sacrificed American values and interests as the entire world watched.
Donald Trump is so motivated to reach agreements, that we might have to worry if he succeeds.
The Helsinki summit painfully underlined that the global order is under a frontal attack—and that the West is struggling to respond.
President Trump’s performance at his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin could scarcely have been more favorable to Putin or more threatening to the security of U.S. democracy.