The US consolidates the G7 against Russia and China

The forty-second G7 summit opened today in Japan. The United States’ allies met at the gates of the Japanese Shinto shrine of Ise, which was the first event in the framework of the summit. The participants plan to focus on economic issues and security.

US Satellites

In the late 1970's into the 1980’s, the name “G7” (Group 7) was used to distinguish the most economically developed countries of the world: the USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada. Now, the G7 no longer includes the seven most developed economies of the world, but merely resembles a group of US satellites. If the G7 were to be truly organized by measuring GDP, then its composition would include the United States, China, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, and Brazil.
The purely political nature of the group was demonstrated by the transformation of the G7 into the “G8” from 1997-2014 when Russia joined this organization during the years of its economic decline when it was under the largest US influence, only to exit it after reunification with the Crimea when it demonstrated full sovereignty and independence from the global hegemon.

Summit Agenda

The following questions are on the agenda of the summit in Japan:

1. Problems of the world economy and the reformatting of the world economic system in the context of the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic trade partnership. In reality, these two projects mean the creation of two economic spaces exclusive for the US in which the sovereignty of nation-states will be subjected to further erosion and the role and authority of multinational companies will be increased. The countries which will not comply with this system, first and foremost the BRICS countries, are to be economically ostracized.
2. Security issues and general problems in world politics. The G7 will declaratively pledge to fight terrorism first and foremost. The US will also force its allies to maintain their tough stance on the Ukrainian issue and on sanctions against Russia.
3. International conflicts in Asia have also been declared to be among the most important topics. The main issue in this context is the "threat"  posed North Korea. Under this pretext, the US plans to increase its military presence in the Pacific region. In addition, the United States plans to consolidate the anti-Chinese position of the G7 countries on the South China Sea issue.
4. Issues of sustainable development, health, and food problems are also to be discussed but, in fact, this means that GMO’s will be lobbied and women’s positions in politics and the economy will be forcibly empowered.

Deepening confrontation

The position of the United States on a range of key international issues demonstrates the willingness of the US to opt for further confrontation with Russia. On the eve of the summit, European Union representatives opposed the lifting of the sanctions against Russia even despite the release of the Ukrainian war criminal Nadiya Savchenko upon which the EU and US had earlier insisted. The US has also toughened its rhetoric on Syria. In addition, the US will use the summit in Japan to put pressure on the country’s leadership for its recent desires to normalize relations with Russia.