President Obama will host leaders from the world’s eight leading industrial nations at his Camp David retreat this weekend for talks on some of the most pressing global issues. While Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, won’t make it to the summit, leaders from United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom will attend.
The United States, Europe, and the zombie Western liberal order
My biggest concern is that Washington is signaling to Russia that it’s OK to meddle in the politics of sovereign nations which are your neighbors. Meddling is going on from Paris to Ukraine, from east to west and north to south, within Europe and at its borders, and always with the intent of undermining the credibility and effectiveness of democratic institutions. And it is being either denied or downplayed.