August 22, 2019

Discord dominates as Trump and other leaders plan G-7 summit

Featuring Rachel Rizzo

Source: The Los Angeles Times

Journalist Eli Stokols

French President Emmanuel Macron, the host of this weekend’s Group of Seven summit, has publicly expressed hope that the G-7 leaders will reaffirm a shared commitment to democratic ideals and multilateral cooperation in an era of political and economic turmoil.

That’s probably wishful thinking.

Even before President Trump leaves Friday for Biarritz, a glitzy resort on the southwest coast of France, he repeated his call for the elite group of industrialized nations to readmit Russia. It was expelled from the G-7 in 2014 after its troops invaded Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea in what Western leaders called a violation of international law. Russia continues to occupy the area.

Read the full article in The Los Angeles Times.

Authors

  • Rachel Rizzo

    Adjunct Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Rachel Rizzo is an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Transatlantic Security Program. Her research focuses on European security, N...