- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.
"If there is no concrete decision, I will leave," the paper quoted Sarkozy as saying.
It did not describe the context in which the remark was made but Sarkozy’s chief of staff Claude Gueant told RTL radio that the president was "extremely determined" to secure a deal.
This seems like an odd thing to take such a drastic stance on. The G20 is already moving toward the type of regulation Sarkozy wants and it seems unlikely that French bullying is going to get the job done.