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Did the G20 fail?

Did the G20 fail?

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Group of 20 summit should have secured three achievements, which had been thoroughly discussed in advance and which had nothing to do with Syria.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Why Cameron was right

Why Cameron was right

PARIS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Prime Minister David Cameron refuses to show personal humiliation and political castration after his defeat in Parliament regarding military action in Syria.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

China's worried elites

PARIS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Not since Mikhail Gorbachev began speaking of 'Glasnost' and 'Perestroika' has there been such a ferment among policy intellectuals.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

As the world slows

PARIS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- This is eerie. Everything has suddenly gone upside down in the global economy. Europe is growing and China is slowing. Emergent markets are faltering and mature ones are suddenly looking perky. The United States is about to become the world's top oil and gas producer.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Scotland's year of decision

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Next year Scotland will vote in a referendum on independence from Britain, amid a well-orchestrated campaign of sentimental nationalism which could lead to a shrunken Britain.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Reforming the tax system

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Any suggestion that the United States is a heavily taxed country flies in face of the historical evidence. .
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Brexit or Grexit

BERGERAC, France, July 29 (UPI) -- For the past two years, Europe has been gripped by the prospect of Grexit, a forced withdrawal by an impoverished Greece from the euro currency. Maybe Europe was looking in the wrong direction. Brexit, a voluntary British withdrawal, now seems ever more likely.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Snowden's best refuge

Snowden's best refuge

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Edward Snowden's revelations create friction between U.S., Europe.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Germany falters

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- The German export machine is slowing, with imports rising and massive trade imbalances that have been the prime cause of the euro crisis closing fast.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Euro crisis returns

PARIS, July 8 (UPI) -- For the beleaguered small countries of Europe, the euro crisis has become a form of torture, a death by a thousand cuts.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

A British revolution?

LONDON, July 1 (UPI) -- Something very remarkable is taking place in Britain, a policy revolution in which three years of austerity are now to be balanced by the government's new announcement of a dramatic $150 billion surge in infrastructure spending.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
France's crisis looms

France's crisis looms

PARIS, June 24 (UPI) -- It is starting to look as though France might be the country to watch this fall as the next phase of the European crisis unfolds.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

A 'fudge' for France

PARIS, June 17 (UPI) -- Diplomacy has a language all its own but one of the most useful words is 'fudge' and it means that some creative language was used to keep the show on the road.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Europe's blame game

LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- Casting blame for the Great Recession used to be easy when everyone agreed it was all the fault of the bankers. But now the regulators and officials are blaming each other and the real issues are coming to the surface.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Brits who hate the White House

Brits who hate the White House

LONDON, June 3 (UPI) -- The image is deliberately provocative and arresting. It depicts the White House with the gaps between its pillars draped in swastika flags while a battalion of German troops in coal-shuttle helmets marches past.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
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