FWIW: John F. Kennedy cultivated ways to talk to Russia discreetly, historian Tim Naftali writes.* And many times, he used those channels to avert conflict.
Relatedly: Here is Isaac Chotiner's contentious, hilariously awkward interview with academic Stephen F. Cohen, a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union and now a Putin—and by extension, Trump—defender.
Gringo, go home: Trump's election, along with the resurgence of politician Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has reignited anti-Americanism in Mexico, which is a long tradition with periodic acute flare-ups. Andrew Paxman argues that a trend that can sometimes seem droll and hilarious—Trump piñatas!—is actually quite deep-rooted and serious.
For fun: It's the Donald Trump Handshake Challenge! Who will emerge victorious?
*Correction, May 30: This post originally misspelled Tim Naftali's last name.