Richard Holbrooke, whose appointment last year as US special representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan created some unease in New Delhi following talk that India may be added to his portfolio, on Thursday said he never sought the additional responsibility and that it was not his job to negotiate issues between India and Pakistan.
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.