The swift advances by Sunni militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has provided an opportunity for the U.S. and Iran to unite against an enemy that hates Shias and Americans in equal measure.
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.