The International Monetary Fund meetings will take place against a backdrop of growing economic uncertainty in the Euro zone. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says there is a need for collective action to ease the crisis in Europe. Senior Fellow Domenico Lombardi agrees, noting that the IMF must pursue a decisive and proactive agenda to help stem any further contagion in Europe.
Initially, it seemed Turkey was seeking a bargain with or financial support from Saudi Arabia. But it increasingly appears that Turkey is seeking to inflict maximum damage on [Mohammad bin Salman].