NATO Summit: Visualizations of NATO and G8 Representation
By Alex Cyhaniuk
The Red Line Project
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Of particular interest in both summits are the countries included other than conventional G8 and NATO members.
G8+5 nations (Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa) will attend the entire G8 summit, held from May 18-19 at Camp David.
President Barack Obama has also invited several African leaders to participate in the May 19 discussion on food security.
Although NATO is a military alliance originally intended for North Atlantic nations, representatives from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia will be in attendance.
Only eight countries, the original G8 members, will be represented at both summits.
Though all eight have high GDPs, domestic debt for the EU and U.S. are at all time highs, a problem complicated by foreign (or external) debt.
The U.S. specifically has the highest totals in all three categories listed in the chart below: GDP, external debt and unemployment.