As the U.S. cobbles together an international coalition to take on the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, it is looking to its friends and allies in the Middle East for support. The response from one ally, Turkey, has so far been less than enthusiastic.
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.