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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi pose for a G-7 leaders’ photo in Brussels on March 24.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi pose for a G-7 leaders’ photo in Brussels on March 24.

The G-7 Agrees: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is a ‘Zeitenwende’

New survey data shows majorities across the group of major industrial countries see Putin’s aggression as a fundamental turning point for the world.

A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest calling for the European Union to impose further sanctions against Russia in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 21.
A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest calling for the European Union to impose further sanctions against Russia in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 21.

The World Needs an Economic NATO

Russia’s war has made sanctions a powerful tool of statecraft. It’s time to formally enshrine them.

Afghan men line up for food ration distribution.
Afghan men line up for food ration distribution.

The Afghan Crisis Demands a Coordinated Response on Refugees

This is a chance to display democratic values—and establish a better order.

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at Cornwall Airport in Cornwall, England, on June 9.
U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at Cornwall Airport in Cornwall, England, on June 9.

What’s the Point of the G-7?

As Biden attends the summit, it’s worth asking whether this group—or other alliances of democracies—can really get anything done.

US President Ronald Reagan talks to Japanese Premier Yasuhiro Nakasone on May 5, 1986. (MIKE SARGENT/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Ronald Reagan talks to Japanese Premier Yasuhiro Nakasone on May 5, 1986. (MIKE SARGENT/AFP/Getty Images)

The Slow Rise and Sudden Fall of the G-7

The history of the Group of Seven shows how the West went from a geographic category to a geopolitical group — and back again.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend a panel discussion titled 'Launch Event Women's Entrepreneur Finance Initiative' on the second day of the G20 summit on July 8, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Ukas Michael - Pool/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend a panel discussion titled 'Launch Event Women's Entrepreneur Finance Initiative' on the second day of the G20 summit on July 8, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Ukas Michael - Pool/Getty Images)

The West Will Die So That Trump Can Win

America created the postwar order by delaying immediate economic gratification. Those days are over.

A South Korean man watches a television screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's New Year speech, at a railroad station in Seoul on January 1, 2015. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he was open to the "highest-level" talks with South Korea as he called for an improvement in strained cross-border relations.  AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
A South Korean man watches a television screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's New Year speech, at a railroad station in Seoul on January 1, 2015. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he was open to the "highest-level" talks with South Korea as he called for an improvement in strained cross-border relations. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Things I didn’t know, latest edition: Bad Italian police, Ezra Pound and Bergdahl, P. Klay, and Pakistanis in U.K. Parliament

Italian police were found guilty of torture in their brutal handling of protestors at the 2001 G-8 meeting in Genoa.

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