Why G-7 has summoned more countries to address China and Russia

This weekend’s summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies in Hiroshima will include eight other guest nations, part of a complicated, high-stakes diplomatic gambit meant to settle the world’s most serious crises.

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has invited South Korea, Australia, India, Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, Comoros, and the Cook Islands.

Mr. Kishida hopes this mix of countries will help efforts to stand up to China’s assertiveness and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to analysts. He also wants stronger ties with U.S. allies and with developing nations and to make progress on working toward a nuclear-free world, something that looks increasingly difficult amid North Korean and Russian nuclear threats.

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