G7 leaders grapple with situation in Afghanistan, an afterthought not so long ago

Two months ago, the leaders of the world’s seven major industrialised democracies met at the height of summer on England’s southeast coast. It was a happy occasion: the first in-person summit of the Group of Seven (G7) nations in two years due to the coronavirus pandemic and the welcomed appearance of US President Joe Biden and his “America is back” message on matters ranging from comity to Covid-19 to climate change.On Tuesday, those same seven leaders will meet again in virtual format…