Secretary of State John Kerry is due to arrive tomorrow in Kiev, as the U.S. and its European allies seek ways to increase economic and diplomatic pressure to deter Russian military escalation in Ukraine’s Crimea region.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives in Poland today seeking to burnish his foreign policy standing and score points against President Barack Obama for his “abandonment” of eastern Europe.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived today in Kiev promising to guarantee $1 billion in loans to Ukraine’s embattled leaders as President Barack Obama challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assertion of a right to intervene militarily.
President Barack Obama will leave Asia without an agreement from other world leaders on concrete steps to rebalance the global economy or a South Korean trade deal central to his goal of boosting U.S. exports.
The U.S. and other Group of Eight nations suspended preparations for a June summit in Russia because of the military action in Ukraine, as Secretary of State John Kerry signaled Russia may be pushed out of the G-8.
When world leaders last flew to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly session, fallen Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi was a doomed man on the run, Egyptian democracy protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir square had prevailed and Syrians were struggling to be next.