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The Biggest Absence at This Year’s G-20? Moral Authority

Simon Shuster, TimeAlthough the G-20 was conceived as a venue for the world’s richest nations to debate the global economy, their leaders have also used the summit to enforce rules of common decency, usually through a method you may remember from grade school: peer pressure. Take Russia’s decision in 2014 to seize the territory of its neighbor Ukraine. By the time the leaders of the G-20 nations met that November, the E.U., U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia had imposed sanctions on Russia in response. They emphasized their disgust by making…

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