The US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, is the first meeting of its kind since 2014. Africa’s shift toward China and Russia will be a subtext of the meeting.
American perceptions of whether Russia or Ukraine is winning the war are key to support for ongoing US assistance to Kyiv.
Consensus on how long to provide economic and military aid to Ukraine appears to be weakening as the war enters its tenth month.
"In the past 20 years, the global trend toward greater rights has reversed, with authoritarianism and illiberalism on the rise," Elizabeth Shackelford writes.
"Widespread skepticism of Washington has given way to the belief that US forces have a role to play on the peninsula for the foreseeable future," Karl Friedhoff writes.
"Liberal Democrats are far and away Ukraine’s strongest American supporters," Dina Smeltz and Emily Sullivan write.
Ivo Daalder argues that China’s unwillingness to stand up to Putin is part of what causes the danger of missile hits like the one in Poland this week.
As the frenzy dies down after the missile hit in Poland, Council President Ivo Daalder joins Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell to unpack lessons learned.
"The administration will have less leeway to act than before, but we can expect the United States to remain an active player in the world," Elizabeth Shackelford writes.
“The best way to deal with it is to give Ukraine the capacity to defend itself, rather than escalate this further,” Ivo Daalder tells Zain Asher.