Diplomatic Fallout: U.S.-Russia ‘G-2’ Deal Ends Multilateral Circus Over Syria

Diplomatic Fallout: U.S.-Russia ‘G-2’ Deal Ends Multilateral Circus Over Syria

Early in President Barack Obama’s first term, there were suggestions that the United States and China could forge a new partnership to manage global affairs. Some commentators argued that a Sino-American “Group of Two” could run the world better than the G-20. It is said that the Obama administration made some version of this proposal to Beijing but was rebuffed. Last week, it suddenly seemed possible that the Syrian crisis could trigger the creation of an alternative G-2, this time involving Russia. When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov arrived in Geneva on Thursday […]

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