The US will appoint an ambassador to Burma for the first time since 1990, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Friday. Clinton said the US and Burma will soon begin a lengthy process of exchanging ambassadors, which would hinge on the pace of reform in Burma.
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.