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.
If US President-elect Donald Trump were to keep his promise to withdraw
the United States from a trans-Pacific free-trade agreement it would
severely undermine US credibility and open the door for China to set the
rules on global trade, according to Atlantic Council analysts.
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