US President Barack Obama says Pakistan has not made a concerted effort to root out Al-Qaida and the Taliban from safe havens along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Obama, speaking at his first prime-time press conference on Monday night, said there was “no doubt” that terrorists were operating in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the mountainous border with Afghanistan.
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.