The US-Pakistan cooperation in the fight against extremism appears to be in dire straits with a Pakistani official saying joint intelligence operations have been on hold since January, while a US news report on Tuesday said Pakistan has asked the CIA to suspend drone strikes on militants on its territory.
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.