Global Leaders Face a Tense G7 2024

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readJun 13, 2024

Ukraine, Israel, Hamas; world conflicts are inflaming domestic tensions.

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak makes a statement at the conclusion of the G7 Finance Ministers’ Meeting at Lancaster House in London. June 5, 2021. (Photo: HM Treasury)

Ukraine at Stake as Biden Takes Battle with Trump to G7,” wrote Daniel Bush for Newsweek on June 12, 2024.

“The annual Group of Seven nations summit will give Biden a high-profile setting to argue that the West should continue providing military aid to Kyiv to stymie Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war aims in Ukraine,” began Bush. “But Biden will arrive at the G7 Summit locked in a difficult reelection campaign against Trump, who has vowed to undo much of the president’s foreign policy agenda if he wins a second term in the White House. Several other heads of state at the summit also face uncertain political futures.”

They certainly do.

The results of this week’s elections in France, Germany, and elsewhere on the European continent dealt a shocking blow to progressive parties.

Voters send a message to their failing leaders,” concluded Bloomberg editors this week. “Elections to the European Parliament ought to come as a salutary shock.”

“Far-right parties claimed the largest share of votes in France and Italy and came second in Germany in the recent elections for the European Parliament,” concluded Bloomberg’s editors. “Granted, centrist parties are still in charge: The European…