And Russia's Crimean annexation reduces compromise chances. West responds with economic sanction threats. They haven't worked in the past.
Many invitees are sinners and may have to repent (including the US?). And China has other ideas.
Both have to show resolve, yet show a will to compromise. Israel awaits waits off-stage, combatively.
Biden, other Western leaders grapple on how to protest repression in China at Winter Games. International Olympic Committee and sponsors take a pass.
Post-Afghanistan pullout, problems op up everywhere. And Iran taking hard line on nuke deal.
Memorial helped bring down Soviet Union, pressed for rights in (previously) democratic Russia.
Why mix up China threat and day care?
Belarus' Lukashenko uses Middle East migrants to pressure Europe to end sanctions, let him repress citizens at will
Virginia election results raise the question of whether allies can trust a weakened president--and the US.
In dual finale, Tunisia and Sudan crash out.
The world is watching, but is it seeing a chronic bumbler?
Whatever happened to much-valued solidarity?