Unstable quartet of Trump, Putin, Xi and Merkel faces task of tackling crises that couldn’t have come at a worse time
Leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economic powers are about to gather in Hamburg for a two-day summit as they ponder whether they should still look to the US for global leadership.
The summit, ostensibly about financial stability, could mark the moment of the US’s formal abdication as the world’s pre-eminent power. The task of leadership will be seen to be passed not to a single successor – a reluctant China is not ready – but to a new unstable quartet of Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, and Angela Merkel.
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