Barack Obama’s mother instilled in him from a very early age an interest in other cultures. An anthropologist, Stanley Ann Dunham had worked in India and it was only natural that one of the cultures and traditions her son would learn about would be Indian.
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.