As the Group of 20 summit begins Friday in Argentina, all eyes will be on President Xi Jinping of China and President Donald Trump of the United States, who have planned a meeting over dinner Saturday night. The two leaders are embroiled in a damaging trade war that has harmed the broader bilateral relationship.
The new president of the Maldives, Ibrahim Solih, was sworn in earlier this month, only to find that the state coffers had been “looted” by his autocratic predecessor. Solih has pledged to rein in corruption and realign the Maldives’ foreign policy. David Brewster explains why that won’t be easy.