President Barack Obama’s administration is seeking Saudi Arabia’s help to unite Pakistan's political leaders against what it sees as a mortal threat posed by the Taliban. Before President Asif Ali Zardari's meetings at the White House, a US official clarified that Washington is not ditching Zardari in favour of opposition leader Nawaz Sharif.
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.