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Tensions Simmer at G-7 Summit

Tensions Simmer at G-7 Summit

Plus: Trump’s mixed messages on U.S.-China trade, the Brexit blame game, and other stories we’re following today.
The Hanoi Talks Failed. But That Could Be a Blessing in Disguise.

The Hanoi Talks Failed. But That Could Be a Blessing in Disguise.

Former President Barack Obama’s arms control czar says Trump gained by showing he’s “not a soft touch.”

Sanctions or Saving Lives? Washington Juggles Another Pyongyang Dilemma

Trump administration pares back controversial “maximum pressure” strategy to allow charities to work in North Korea.
Why does Trump ignore North Korea’s non-nuclear troublemaking?

Why does Trump ignore North Korea’s non-nuclear troublemaking?

It's just as bad as Iran, so why does Kim Jong Un get treated differently?

Trump’s ‘Unbridled, Egotistical Narcissism’ Defines White House Summits

Former U.S. diplomat Thomas Pickering on Trump, Putin, and the world after Helsinki.

‘Unless They Pay a Price for It, They’re Going to Keep Doing It.’

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia says Trump can’t hold Moscow accountable by “winging it.”
Kim Got What He Wanted in Singapore. Trump Didn’t.

Kim Got What He Wanted in Singapore. Trump Didn’t.

The G-7 and Singapore summits have put on display breathtaking strategic incoherence and appalling moral vacuity on the part of the Trump administration.
By Bungling G-7, Trump Sabotaged Singapore

By Bungling G-7, Trump Sabotaged Singapore

The United States needs its allies if it wants to make a deal with North Korea.
Some Summits Soar, Some Plunge

Some Summits Soar, Some Plunge

Nixon and Reagan managed to negotiate with Mao and Gorbachev because they had personal chemistry, common goals, and control of their domestic politics.
Here’s How the Trump-Kim Summit Could Play Out

Here’s How the Trump-Kim Summit Could Play Out

No one knows for sure what will happen in Singapore. These are some of the possibilities.
This Is What North Korea Sanctions Relief Should Look Like

This Is What North Korea Sanctions Relief Should Look Like

If North Korea agrees to denuclearize, here's how Trump should go about rolling back sanctions.
Meeting With North Korea Is a Win for America

Meeting With North Korea Is a Win for America

It's good for the United States to talk with its enemies, even if no deal is in the offing.