What We’re Following
The Capital Gazette: In the wake of the shooting that killed five local newspaper employees, Emma Green reported on the scene in Annapolis, Maryland, where residents are struggling to make sense of an attack that struck at the heart of their community. Police identified the suspected shooter using facial-recognition technology, comparing an image of his face to those in a database of driver’s-license and mug-shot photos.
Migration Matters: The United Nations’ International Organization on Migration rejected President Donald Trump’s nominee for its director general—a rare move for an agency in which the U.S. has historically played a leadership role. While backlash against the nominee, Ken Isaacs, centered on social-media posts in which he’d made negative comments about Islam and Muslims, Trump’s own hard-line immigration policies and criticism of refugees have also come under scrutiny from the international community. Uri Friedman asked immigration experts: Does any country have asylum policies that could serve as a model for the rest of the world?
Some Summit: The White House announced on Thursday that Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16. The location has historical significance, as the site of a 1975 security summit attended by the U.S., the Soviet Union, and other European nations. Today, European leaders are concerned about the unpredictable outcome of a meeting between Trump and Putin. Not only could it disrupt European security alliances, but it also could change the prospects for peace in Syria.