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  1. foreign interests
    Ukraine Is a War Without EndgameNo side in the conflict seems to have any idea how to avert disaster, be that the ruin of Ukraine, a global recession, or nuclear war.
  2. foreign interests
    The Terrible Case for a No-Fly Zone in UkraineDoes NATO really want to start World War III?
  3. foreign interests
    Is America to Blame for Russia’s War in Ukraine?No, but U.S. policy decisions might have caused it.
  4. politics
    Trump Wants Us to Remember He Saved NATO and UkraineAnd forget a lot of actual facts.
  5. foreign interests
    Is Another Russian Invasion of Ukraine Inevitable?Diplomacy could still prevent the crisis from spiraling into war, but the window of opportunity is closing.
  6. politics
    Biden Plans to Visit the E.U. and U.K. This SummerBiden will take his first overseas trip as president in June, heading to England for the G7 summit, then Brussels for E.U. and NATO summits.
  7. foreign interests
    A NATO Summit to End All NATO SummitsYet another gathering consumed by Trump’s ego raises the question: What is the point of this alliance again?
  8. nato
    Watch Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron Appear to Make Fun of President TrumpIn a video published by the CBC, Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron appear to ridicule the president for his tendency to ramble.
  9. world view
    If NATO Is Going to Survive Trump, and Other Threats, It Must AdaptNATO leaders may be tempted to defend its very successful past, but as they celebrate the alliance’s 70th year, they need to focus on the future.
  10. foreign policy
    President Trump Reportedly Wanted the U.S. to Leave NATO in 2018A new report says Trump privately expressed his desire to ditch the historic defense pact — which just happens to be something Russia wants too.
  11. foreign policy
    U.S. Officials Worked Behind Trump’s Back to Keep Him From Blowing Up NATOJohn Bolton reportedly demanded that the latest NATO agreement be hammered out before July’s summit, so Trump wouldn’t have a chance to derail it.
  12. Trump Doesn’t Get Why U.S. Has to Defend NATO AlliesIn an interview with Tucker Carlson, both Trump and the host wondered why the U.S. would have to defend Montenegro against attack.
  13. Daily Intelligencer Politics Chat: Fiasco in FinlandFour Daily Intelligencer staffers try to make sense of President Trump’s strange press conference with Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
  14. Trump Ends NATO Summit by Announcing Diplomatic Breakthrough That Did Not HappenTrump took “total credit” for convincing NATO nations to raise military spending to unprecedented heights. They agreed to no such thing.
  15. foreign policy
    There Is No Cleaning Up the Foreign-Policy Mess Trump Is MakingOur allies are learning that Trump’s personal pique means a great deal — and decades of commitments and partnership mean very little.
  16. WH: John Kelly Wasn’t Cringing at Trump, He Was Grumpy About BreakfastThe White House Chief of Staff is not very skilled at hiding his displeasure.
  17. Trump at NATO Summit: Germany Is ‘Captive to Russia’The president kicked off the summit by deriding America’s European allies as “delinquent,” and berating Germany for relying on Russian fuel sources.
  18. the national interest
    Trump Is Training His Base to Hate NATO and Like PutinHeading into the NATO summit, Trump is making an agreement with his allies impossible, and ramping up pro-Putin talk.
  19. Trump: Meeting Putin Might Be Easier Than Meeting Theresa MayAmerica’s European allies probably can’t wait for this week to be over.
  20. foreign policy
    Even the Best-Case Scenario for Trump and NATO Is GrimEven the idea of a positive or neutral meeting that signals to Moscow that the alliance is still united is ridiculous.
  21. Trump Tweets Signal Usual Aggressive Posture Heading Into NATO SummitThis is not going to be an enjoyable week for America’s most important traditional allies.
  22. Trump to Meet Putin in Helsinki for Summit Next MonthThe White House does not expect any “specific outcomes” from the meeting, beyond warmer relations between Washington and Moscow.
  23. Trump Says Globalism Is a Threat to ‘the West.’ Macron Says Trump Is.Ahead of Trump’s visit to Paris, the French president says that the Western world has been “cracking up since the American election.”
  24. Trump Doubles Down on Feud With Germany in Early-Morning TweetAs Germany’s political leaders express their loss of faith in the U.S., Trump vows to change Berlin’s “very bad” conduct toward the U.S.
  25. my big foreign trip
    Here’s a Report Card for President Trump’s First Foreign Trip“Needs improvement.”
  26. select all
    Watch Trump Push a NATO Prime Minister Out of His Way So He Can Be In FrontThat’s, um, some kind of power move.
  27. international affairs
    Donald Trump Will Attend NATO Summit in MayThis should be his first trip abroad as president.
  28. rebels
    Tillerson May Skip NATO Meeting, Head to Russia Next MonthHe doesn’t care about appearances, which is a weird trait for a secretary of State.
  29. Cleaning Up After Trump, Mattis Says U.S. Won’t Steal Iraqi OilThe Defense Secretary arrives in Baghdad as a part of his world tour of walking back Trump statements.
  30. James Mattis to NATO Members: Increase Spending or ElseOther secretaries of Defense have delivered similar lectures. But this one went further.
  31. Theresa May and Donald Trump Begin Their ‘Special Relationship’Trump joined British PM Theresa May for his first White House press conference Friday.
  32. early and often
    Trump Slams NATO, Says He’d Lift Russia Sanctions for Nuclear Arms ReductionsHe criticized Angela Merkel for letting “all these illegals” into Germany and predicted that more countries will leave the European Union.
  33. NATO Says President-elect Trump Agrees on the ‘Enduring Importance’ of AllianceTrump talked with the secretary general Friday.
  34. international affairs
    Erdogan Takes Control of Turkish Military Following Attempted CoupThe Turkish president fired nearly 1,400 military members and replaced top staffers with government ministers.
  35. NATO Now Getting Involved in the Migrant CrisisPolicing the seas to try to stop smugglers. 
  36. NYPD Detective Killed by Taliban Suicide Bomber in AfghanistanFive other American soldiers were killed by a motorcycle bomb on Monday.
  37. international affairs
    The American War in Afghanistan Officially Ended Today We still have 10,800 troops over there, though.
  38. international intrigue
    Russia Now Applying Crimea Logic to the BalticsHoly NATO!
  39. the bucket list
    Obama Made a Surprise Trip to StonehengeHe probably needed a break after all that talk about ISIS and Ukraine.
  40. NATO Coalition Plans to ‘Destroy’ ISISBut the red line is boots on the ground.
  41. politics
    Obama Pulls G8 Switcheroo on Chicago, ProtestersThe meeting will be at Camp David instead.
  42. libya zero hour
    Qaddafi’s Endgame: Was His Hyped Chess Game Faked?“He doesn’t look like he’s using his chess skills effectively.”
  43. revolt like an egyptian
    Qaddafi Might Be Allowed to Stay in Libya in Exchange for a Cease-fire DealHis fate will rest in the hands of Libyans. Which might make him want to leave?
  44. libya peace deal?
    Qaddafi’s Son: NATO Offered ‘Under the Table’ Peace DealIn exchange for dropping international arrest warrants for both him and his father.
  45. revolt like an egyptian
    NATO Spent the Day Bombing Qaddafi“We welcome death!” he replied.
  46. revolt like an egyptian
    NATO Strikes Qaddafi’s Compound Hours After State TV Tries to Confirm That He’s Still AliveIs Qaddafi still alive?
  47. libya
    Muammar Qaddafi’s Son Saif Reported DeadBut Muammar Qaddafi is reported to be “in good health.”
  48. revolt like an egyptian
    NATO Cutting to the Chase in Libya?Qaddafi’s compound was bombarded this morning.
  49. revolt like an egyptian
    NATO Will Not Apologize for Bombing Libyan Rebels by Accident [Updated]NATO mistakenly thought they were Qaddafi tanks.
  50. revolt like an egyptian
    Coalition Meets in London As Fiercest Battle Fought in Qaddafi’s HometownAmerican officials are still discussing arming the rebels.
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