Burma's military junta conducted the country's first election in 20 years on Sunday in a bid to seal, if not legitimize, its control over the biggest country in mainland Southeast Asia, while the muzzled opposition expected a continuation of human rights violations, U.S.-led economic sanctions and China's growing influence.
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.