India is likely to have many friends in a future Barack Obama administration. Even a cursory glance at the names doing the rounds for top positions in President-elect Obama's Cabinet reveals many individuals who are at the very least mindful of the importance of the US-India relationship.
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.