Project Syndicate: The world needs leadership from G-20 summit, not another photo op

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G-20 leaders and their spouses pose for a photo at last year’s summit in Hamburg, Germany.

WASHINGTON (Project Syndicate) — In the run-up to this year’s G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, observers have been buzzing about the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump.

But with the announcement that the current international bête noire, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), would attend the event, followed by Russia’s naval attack against Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait, that meeting suddenly seems like an afterthought.

Now, instead of jostling for pictures of Trump and Xi, the world’s media will be dissecting interactions between MBS, accused of ordering the brutal torture and murder of the U.S.

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