G8+5+1+5+The Silly Silly Of Diplomatic Silliness

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In another dispatch from L’Aquila, Italy, Jeff Israely and I have a new TIME.com piece about the waning importance of the G8+5+1+5, and silliest math equation in international diplomacy.

We have also posted a piece about the Silvio Berlusconi factor–what Jose Saramago calls the “Thing”–which lingers over the G8 (+etc.) proceedings.