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The New World Disorder: the US, China and Russia

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Commentary. The G7 is in decline. Perhaps the next gathering of the world’s great powers will be the G4.

written by Alberto Negri

Topic U.S. Politics

Also filed under commentary

June 10, 2018

The world is now divided into two, or perhaps even three or four, contending sides, and the remote province of Italy, sought out only by refugees and migrants, is trying to understand its place—and is particularly terrified of becoming the new Cuba of the Mediterranean.

The only thing missing from the recent Italian media coverage of the G7, Putin and NATO is Tony Montana (Al Pacino)’s quote from Scarface: “I kill a communist for fun.” From reading the fearful accounts in our newspapers—where quite a few former communists are the ones writing them—one could get the impression we were in danger of leaving the Alliance, closing the military bases and seizing the 120 nuclear warheads from the Americans: the ghost of Ghino di Tacco, Italy’s own Robin Hood figure, is supposedly haunting the military base at Sigonella.

However, Trump seems to like Prime Minister Conte—a devotee of Padre Pio—so much that he has invited him straight away to the White House. Our newcomer on the world stage was the only one to endorse The Donald’s tweet proposing to invite Russia back to the G7 summit, from which it was expelled after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.........

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