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President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

Trump has ’emboldened’ and ‘enabled’ authoritarians like Putin as they seek to become presidents for life

"Asked to grade Trump on his support for democracy at home and around the world, I'd give him an F," one expert on authoritarianism told Insider.

PM Mahathir denies talk of new Islamic bloc at Malaysian summit, which Saudi Arabia did not attend

"We are not discriminating or isolating anyone," Mahathir said.
U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019.

Trump sided with Turkey and blocked Congress’ bipartisan effort to recognize the Armenian genocide

This all occurs amid heightened tensions between the US and Turkey over the latter's invasion of Syria and purchase of a Russian missile system.
France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures during the meeting with President Donald Trump, ahead of the NATO summit in Watford, in London, Britain, December 3, 2019.

Trump slammed Macron for ‘insulting’ NATO. But the French president was actually attacking Trump for damaging the alliance.

Trump left out the fact Macron's comments on NATO were in reference to the US president's lack of commitment to the alliance.
Russian S-400 defense system parts are unloaded from a Russian plane at Murted Airport near Ankara, August 27, 2019.

It’s getting harder for NATO to hide that Turkey’s becoming ‘a thorn in everyone’s side’

Despite NATO leaders' attempt to downplay them, rifts between Turkey and the rest of the alliance are growing.
World leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel (front left), US President Donald Trump (front second-right), then-UK Prime Minister Theresa May (front right), and French President Emmanuel Macron (second row right), at the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, in November 2018.

NATO braces for an awkward summit as Boris Johnson tells Trump to butt out of UK politics, Russia edges closer to Europe, and Macron calls the group b...

World leaders are set to meet in the UK on Tuesday and Wednesday for a NATO summit that also marks the alliance's 70th anniversary.
President Donald Trump with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office, November 13, 2019.

The US dispute with Turkey over Russian weapons could mean more problems on NATO’s ‘most troublesome’ front

Turkey doesn't need to leave NATO to weaken it. Just a lack of Turkish cooperation could undermine the alliance and empower Russia.
River O'Mahoney Hagg.

Veterans who served alongside the Kurds say Trump set a dangerous precedent abandoning American allies

Veterans who served alongside the Kurds discuss the future of American foreign relations, as Turkish President Erdoğan visits the White House

Trump keeps contradicting the Pentagon about whatever it is the US is doing with Syria’s oil

"We want to worry about our things," Trump said. "We're keeping the oil, we have the oil, the oil is secure, we left troops behind only for the oil."
President Donald Trump makes a statement after US forces took out Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Trump downplayed central role Kurds played in Baghdadi raid after abandoning them in Syria

The Kurds were indispensable in crushing ISIS and taking out Baghdadi. In return, Trump abandoned them and barely thanked them for their help.