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I sat down today with my colleague Stewart M. Patrick to preview the G7 Summit, which kicks off tomorrow in Taormina, Italy. We discussed the G7's relevance, its evolution, and some of the issues that are likely to dominate the conversation at the meeting. Two fun facts: 1) The G7 countries produce roughly half of the world's global economic output. 2) Four of the leaders headed to Taormina—Donald Trump, Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron, and Paolo Gentiloni are making their first appearance at a G7 meeting. So the newcomers will outnumber the veterans.
You can watch the video of our discussion below or on Facebook. (And I urge you to check out Stewart's books Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security and Best Laid Plans: The Origins of Multilateralism and the Dawn of the Cold War.)
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Corey Cooper assisted in the preparation of this post.