Following three days by the English seaside, the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations released a communiqué covering their shared agenda—from the contest between democracies and autocracies to dealings with China, economic cooperation, and global COVID-19 vaccine distribution. But how can you dig through 14,000 words of diplomat-speak to find what these world leaders are really saying? Leave that to the Atlantic Council’s experts, who went through the document and dropped in their insights.
Below is the communiqué, displayed with annotations from our experts. Click on the underlined text to view their thoughts and takeaways.
Your ace annotators for this edition of “MARKUP” are:
- Julia Friedlander (@jfriedlanderdc): C. Boyden Gray senior fellow, deputy director of the GeoEconomics Center, and former National Security Council director
- Ash Jain (@ashjain50): Senior fellow overseeing the Scowcroft Center’s Democratic Order Initiative and former member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff
- Rama Yade (@ramayade): Director of the Africa Center and former French minister
- David Bray (@ACGeotech): Director of the GeoTech Center
- Benjamin Haddad (@benjaminhaddad): Director of the Europe Center
- Josh Lipsky (@joshualipsky): Director of the GeoEconomics Center