TThe eyes of the world turn to Helsinki in less than two weeks, when President Donald Trump meets Russian president Vladimir Putin at their first formal summit. The parley comes at a critical moment. Trump will come to the Finnish capital straight from a meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels, not long after the recent contentious G7 summit — all this with the ongoing Robert Mueller probe into Russian election meddling still nipping at his heels. Putin, meanwhile, who expertly played a weak hand against former US president Barack Obama in Syria, will come prepared with a list of objectives he hopes will keep Russia in the geopolitical game.