“Many thought this day would never come,” secretary of state Condoleezza Rice acknowledged minutes before signing the the US-India civilian nuclear agreement at the state department on Friday. It was a photo finish. The deal was carried over the finish line by the momentum generated chiefly by President George W. Bush and Rice.
US President Donald J. Trump is expected to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Buenos Aires later this week. Is that a good idea in light of Russia’s latest aggression toward Ukraine and the somewhat stymied success of past meetings between the two leaders? In an interview with The Washington Post , Trump left open the possibility that he might, after all, cancel the meeting over the incident in the Kerch Strait. “Maybe I won’t even have the meeting,” he said.