What good is the G20 if it can’t even oppose Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?
The division seen at the G20 further embeds the growing international fault lines posing a deepening risk to efforts to co-ordinate trade, security, and diplomatic relations among nations.
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly sits alongside her Chinese, America, Brazilian, and German counterparts at the G20 foreign ministers' meeting in Bali, Indonesia on July 8. The relatively young G20 was designed to bring together leading wealthy and developing nations to tackle world problems, but it has instead laid bare the acceptance in some capitals of Putin’s bloodletting, writes Les Whittington. Photograph by Ron Przysucha courtesy of Flickr/the U.S. Department of State