G8 leaders are gathering in Northern Ireland - but differences between Russia and the US over what to do on Syria are already looming large.
NATO is waking up to the single most important lesson of history. Use a little force early to avoid the use of greater force later. Just think if that lesson had been learned before World War II, says Henry R. Nau.
The tension over Ukraine has all but buried the chance of peace in Syria. The Syrian people, still being massacred every day, are paying the price for the awkward stalemate between the West and Russia.
Western industrialized nations have shown Russia the door in what many view as a diplomatic victory for US President Barack Obama. But DW's Bernd Riegert asks: what should happen next?
The Group of 8 will not meet until Russia "changes course," the seven other member nations have announced in a joint statement. A summit scheduled by the group in Sochi has been moved to Brussels, with Moscow excluded.
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