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Like a Suspended Gym Teacher: Why We Should Not Expect Russia to be Welcomed Back into the G7

The sad reality of 2014 was either a historical inevitability or at least a completely predictable ending to a protracted play The history of relations between Russia and the G7 can be compared to a multi-act play with a convoluted storyline, magnificent scenery, a number of vivid characters and unexpected plot twists. Objectively, such a play more looks like an epic tragedy or, at worst, a sentimental melodrama. But, personally,...


Bonus for the “Big Eight” in Qingdao: Some Thoughts on the SCO Summit

The SCO will be able to claim the status of not only the largest, but also the most influential union in Eurasia The G7 summit in Quebec (Canada) and the SCO summit in Qingdao (China) took place at almost exactly the same time and once again clearly demonstrated the ever growing multipolarity of global and trans-regional development. However, while the Group of Seven ...


Phil Gurski: G8 Was a Good Forum for Sharing Information

... Russia’s membership in the G8 in March 2014 due to Crimea becoming part of the Russian Federation. The other members of this international club — the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, France, and Japan — have returned to the format of the G7. Probably, Western politicians considered that move as a sort of lever of pressure, whereas for many professionals it has turned into an obstacle to effective cooperation. So, Canadian terrorism expert Phil Gurski, who interacted with his Russian counterparts ...


One Belt, One Road, and Seven (Not So) Giants…

... Kong…and foreign ones such as Singapore or even Sydney. REUTERS/ Jonathan Ernst Despite such challenges, China (together with India) remains the world’s fastest growing major economy. Neither Beijing nor Delhi (nor Moscow) were represented in the recent G7 in Italy, which took place in Sicily’s atmospheric setting but produced a very modest outcome indeed. No deal was made on climate change, and some agreement was reached only on a declaration on terrorism. Mr Trump’s much-talked behaviours, although ...


Eight’s a Crowd

The latest G7 summit was held at the picturesque Schloss Elmau in Bavaria on June 8, 2015. Russia, which is no longer a club member, this time cemented the G7 countries as a common enemy, and even brought back the importance of the Group, which five years ago (with ...


Politics of Isolation: Russia-Europe standoff

... Russia, although the stance of Canadian Prime Minister Harper was very hard. Instead, the opinion of German Chancellor Merkel was soft. She said that any easing of the sanctions depended largely on Russia and its behavior in Ukraine. Group of Seven (G7) leaders vowed at a summit to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and "Moscow-backed" separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine. This kind of expression by the Summit leaders simply ...


Russia has never been isolated and cannot be isolated

EXCLUSIVE / As leaders of the G8 will get together without Russian President Vladimir Putin at today's G7 meeting in Brussels, Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov spoke to EurActiv about this summit, the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, EU-Russia energy relations and the Ukraine crisis. Vladimir Chizhov is a career diplomat. Before being ...


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