The ex-NSA contractor met with a German parliamentarian yesterday, and offered to aid Berlin in its investigation of US spying on Angela Merkel and Germany.
President Obama claims little or no foreknowledge of the NSA spying on allies or the 'debacle' of the new health-care law's website. Are there valuable lessons in leadership from this?
President Obama may order the NSA to halt all eavesdropping on the heads of state of US allies.
The reelection of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a vote of confidence for her ambitious and costly plan to wean Germany off of nuclear and fossil-fuel power. Germany's experiment in a clean-energy transition will have broad repercussions for other countries eyeing a post-carbon future.
The Monitor's Europe bureau chief finds a more muted atmosphere to Europe's intercity travel than on her last assignment, Latin America. There, the idea of a 'quiet car' would be inconceivable.