Several people directed me to a John Cochrane post that has an amusing critique of the US government’s recent attempt to label Germany and Italy as “currency manipulators”. The most obvious objection raised by Cochrane is that neither Germany nor Italy has a national currency to manipulate—both use the euro.
Pinpointing the most significant meeting of world leaders in the northern hemisphere last week was not an easy task. The impressive gathering of western allies to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Britain and France may be the first thing to spring to mind.
“Russia as we know it today is determined to disintegrate the European Union,” said Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European Studies at Oxford University on the first day of the GLOBSEC 2019 conference held in Bratislava between June 6-8. The reason for this is the trauma resulting from the break up of the Soviet Union during the years 1989-1991.
Late in the evening on June 5, 1944, U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ominously told his wife before they went to sleep, “Do you realize that by the time you wake up in the morning twenty thousand men may have been killed?”
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul provided new clues recently about a controversial open-mic comment in 2012 by President Obama, widely viewed as secret collusion to limit U.S. missile defenses.