G20 Summit

At odds with the rest

Print edition : August 04, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a panel session at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 8. Photo: Michael Kappeler/AP

In Krasinski Square in Warsaw, Poland, with the monument commemorating the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis in the background, Trump gave a fiery speech about defending the West. Photo: Alik Keplicz/AP

Riot police standing in front of protesters on July 6 during the “Welcome to Hell” demonstrations against the G20 summit. Photo: Fabrizio Bensch/REUTERS

Donald Trump said that the West “will never be broken”, but it is evident after the G20 meeting that the West, or at least the G20, is in deep disarray and has not been able to forge a common agenda.
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