The Group of 7 Foreign Ministers met in London to prepare for June’s leadership conference. They devoted two ninety-minute sessions to coordinate military and financial containment of Russia and China, two nations they designated as threats to the “Rules-Based Order” (RBO). While there, Secretary of State Blinken praised the U.S.-U.K. Special Relationship as the cornerstone of the RBO, to insure adherence to “democratic values and human rights.” He then went to Kiev, to deliver the message that the G7 stands behind Ukraine’s “sovereignty” (!), in the face of alleged threats from Russia. Meanwhile, NATO continues with the largest military exercises in eastern Europe in years, on Russia’s doorstep.