At a tense meeting across from the White House on July 4, 1999, President Bill Clinton put pressure on Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to pull back Pakistani-backed fighters from a confrontation with India that threatened to escalate into a nuclear war.
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.