When Barack Obama took the oath as the first black president of the United States of America on a frigid January morning in 2009, he inherited a nation that was deeply divided, embroiled in two unpopular wars halfway across the globe and sliding speedily into the treacherous abyss of an economic recession.
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.