Qatar attempts a financial rescue of its Turkish ally, markets rejoice as new US-China trade talks are announced for late August, and Ghazni city is liberated in Afghanistan.
Belt and Road’s Kenya railway starts off in the red, Trump and Putin leave a lasting impression in Helsinki, and Japan and the EU buck the protectionist trend with a free trade deal.
Oil supply is disrupted in Libya, Turkish voters head to the polls on June 24, and the first rumblings of a Trump-Putin summit.
Another attempt at Taliban talks in Afghanistan, Venezuela’s oil industry struggles to fulfil its contracts, and Turkey secures a YPG pullout from Manbij.
New elections loom in Italy, the Trump-Kim summit gets back on track, and a Congressional bombshell on China Communist Party subversion in New Zealand.
President Erdogan campaigns on Manbij and the Iran nuclear deal nears its deadline day.
Ambivalence in the United States on new Russia sanctions, a Jupiter rises to defend democracy in Europe, and the IMF predicts solid global growth for 2018.
Frantic US-China trade talks get underway, Turkey eyes Iraq’s Sinjar region, and Russian diplomats are expelled throughout the Western world.
A slog expected in Italian coalition talks, more details of President Trump’s tariffs come to light, and the Japanese economy didn’t have such a bad fourth quarter after all.
The Assad government hammers Eastern Ghouta, Japan ups its order of F-35s, and a state of emergency is extended in the Maldives.