Thursday, August 22, 2019

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 22, 2019

French policemen stand guard near the Grande Plage beach ahead of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Jeff Mason, Reuters: Trump's message to G7 leaders this weekend: Be more like U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will highlight U.S. economic policies under his stewardship at meetings with other G7 leaders this weekend in France and encourage allies to follow the American model to stave off problems with the global economy, officials said.

Trump will attend the G7 summit in France from Saturday to Monday and plans to hold individual meetings with the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Japan, India and Canada during his trip, senior administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters on a conference call.

The president, who is irritated with the Federal Reserve for not reducing interest rates further as talk about a potential recession makes headlines, will tout the U.S. economic model he has pushed forward through tax cuts and deregulation, one official said.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 22, 2019

G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit -- John Irish and Marine Pennetier, Reuters

G-7 summit set to end without an agreement for the first time in history -- Sam Meredith, CNBC

As global economic picture dims, solutions seem out of reach -- Paul Wiseman, David McHugh and Josh Boak, AP

What Trump Doesn’t Get About the Chinese Economy -- Zachary Karabell, Politico

Why is Donald Trump ignoring Germany? -- Rebecca Staudenmaier, DW

If you think Donald Trump is delusional after his 'chosen one' rant, you're playing right into his hands -- Holly Baxter, The Independent

Vladimir Putin shows his hand as Moscow rehabilitates Stalin's conquests -- Konstantin Eggert, DW

Brexit deal solution at risk from ticking clock, not Merkel or Macron -- Jennifer Rankin, The Guardian

Boris Johnson’s Brexit opponents are playing into his hands -- Robert Peston, The Spectator

A century after the Anglo-Afghan peace treaty, the Fourth Afghan War is about to escalate -- Robert Fisk, The Independent

How current Japan-South Korea tensions reflect decades of resentment -- PBS (Video)

Australia’s military flex masks a deeper insecurity -- Helen Clark, Asia Times

Does the US really need land-based missiles in the Asia-Pacific? -- SCMP editorial

Is Acquiring Greenland That Absurd? -- Donald Rothwell, Lowy Interpreter

Amazon wildfires: Who is to blame? -- DW

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