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With AMLO, an Opportunity to Reset the US-Mexico Relationship

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has his work cut out.

The populist leader, who is more popularly known as AMLO, will be sworn in as the president of Mexico on December 1. This may be good news for the US-Mexico relationship.

Trump Cancels Meeting With Putin

Hours after the Kremlin confirmed a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald J. Trump on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires on December 1, the US president cancelled the appointment with his Russian counterpart citing the continued detention of Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew by Russia.

Is Another Trump-Putin Meeting a Good Idea?

US President Donald J. Trump is expected to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Buenos Aires later this week. Is that a good idea in light of Russia’s latest aggression toward Ukraine and the somewhat stymied success of past meetings between the two leaders? In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump left open the possibility that he might, after all, cancel the meeting over the incident in the Kerch Strait. “Maybe I won’t even have the meeting,” he said.

Trump-Xi Meeting at the G20: An Opportunity to Calm a Trade War

US President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to have a highly anticipated meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Buenos Aires later this week.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Heats Up the Sea of Azov: Echoes of Russia’s War with Georgia?

Escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov bear eerie echoes of Russian provocations that led to the war with Georgia in the summer of 2008.

United States Sanctions Seventeen Saudi Officials Over Khashoggi Murder

The US Treasury Department on November 15 slapped sanctions on seventeen Saudi officials in response to the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

How Will the Outcome of the Midterms Affect Trump's Policy Options?

Democrats captured the House of Representatives while Republicans strengthened their Senate majority in the US midterm elections on November 6.

Climate Change Is Doing More Than Raising Sea Levels. Your Bar Tab Will Go Up, Too

The past few weeks have produced a steady stream of bad news for the Earth.

Here’s a look at some stories making headlines.