Governments in the Middle East and beyond are reacting with alarm as Sunni militants seize large swathes of territory in Iraq in their campaign to carve out an Islamic caliphate. The conflict in Iraq has hit close to home for India.
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.