‘Donnez moi un break’ Johnson tells France amid submarine deal outcry

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has mocked France”s reaction to a new security pact that will see Australia cancel a multibillion-dollar deal to buy French conventional submarines and acquire US nuclear-powered vessels instead. “I just think it’s time for some of our dearest friends around the world to, you know,…

Merkel receives high marks internationally during her last year in office: Survey

A global survey by the Pew Research Center put German Chancellor Angela Merkel in good stead as her tenure draws to a close, with 79 percent of respondents having a positive view of Germany and 77 percent having confidence in Merkel personally. Merkel’s approval ratings in the survey surpass those…

Ben Roback: AUKUS shows that delivering ‘global Britain’ creates losers as well as winners

Ben Roback is Head of Trade and International Policy at Cicero Group. It has been a busy month for geopolitical analysts. Rarely does the world slow down, but a sluggish summer has turned into a busy autumn. Joe Biden abandoned his globalist heritage and pulled the United States out of…

Olivier Guitta: Biden’s decision to snub France will weaken, not embolden, the U.S. in its dealings with China

Olivier Guitta is the Managing Director of GlobalStrat, a security and geopolitical risk consulting company for companies and governments. On September 16 President Emmanuel Macron announced that French forces had killed Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the emir of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, in Mali. Coincidentally, al-Sahrawi had been at the…

US, China and India snub Boris Johnson’s climate meeting

The leaders of big polluters China, India and the U.S. will all swerve a climate meeting hosted by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres in New York on Monday. Johnson will “press countries to deliver on their commitments” to cut emissions and deliver on finance for…

Biden requests phone call with Macron amid submarine spat

Issued on: 20/09/2021 – 00:05 US President Joe Biden has requested early talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, France said on Sunday, in an apparent effort to mend fences after a row over a submarines contract sparked rare tensions between the allies. The announcement came after Australian Prime Minister Scott…

After years of being ‘squeaky clean,’ the Federal Reserve is surrounded by controversy

The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Federal Reserve has a big meeting on tap next week, one that will be held under the cloud of an ethical dilemma and will be run by…

U.S., U.K. and Australia announce new security partnership for Indo-Pacific

The security grouping AUKUS will focus on advancing strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific region A week before a meeting of Quad leaders in Washington DC, the Biden administration, on Wednesday, announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific, between Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. (AUKUS). Speaking to reporters ahead of a joint announcement…