Category Archives: Global Governance for G20/G8

A Serious Setback – The G20 ‘Concert’ Wounded

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  While we all have been debating whether the Russian intervention in  the Crimea warranted expelling Russia from this or that organization, a very serious wound has been inflicted on global summitry. As identified in the Brisbanetimes there are growing concerns … Continue reading

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Its Not the G8 – But the BRICS and even the G20

BRICS Leaders theatlanticpost.com

I was caught by the discussion in this morning’s  New York Times in the  ”Room for Debate” section.  At the NYT site several old friends from global summitry analysis and a few new acquaintances set out their opinions on whether to kick … Continue reading

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The News from Down Under – Steady but with some Fluff

Central Bank Governors and Finance Ministers of G20 countries pose for a family picture near the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge

The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bankers (Ministers) met this weekend in Australia to further develop the G20 Brisbane Action Agenda. They released, mercifully, a short communique that identified, whether stated or not, their continued measured efforts to achieve in … Continue reading

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‘Good Enough Global Governance’ Maybe – But is It Really Such a Global Muddle?

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So my colleague and friend Stewart Patrick, the Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has given us a full picture of the contemporary global governance system recently in Foreign Affairs. But … Continue reading

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From Shanghai to Pretoria – From Where You Stand

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        Well I must say, I have a fair bit of catching up to do.  Much in the way of travel and international legal action, but not much action on the blog front.  Well that is at … Continue reading

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Comments on the G20 at the St. Petersburg G20 Summit

And here are some thoughts on the St. Petersburg Summit from David Shorr, Program Officer, for the Stanley Foundation David …    

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The Stars Appear to Not Be Aligned – The G20 Summit in St. Petersburg

So putting the last items in the bag for the trip to St. Petersburg.  This one looks like trouble.  Five years in to G20 Leaders Summits and St.  Petersburg would appear to have all the characteristics of a major distraction. … Continue reading

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Moving Forward Incrementally – The G20 Continues

Finance Ministers Moscow July 2013

The Finance Ministers and Central Bankers of the G20 met as scheduled in Moscow at the end of the week.  This periodic meeting is just a part, though a key part, of the “iceberg” that is global summitry today.  A … Continue reading

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And Why There; and Why Now and Why Them – The G8 at Lough Erne Norther Ireland

G8 Lough Erne Summit

So so much for a return to the informal.  There was all this talk at Camp David about reducing the length of communiqués – to go back to an earlier time of G7 simplicity and face-to-face leadership.  One of my … Continue reading

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Caucuses, Counterweights or Leadership – The Evolution of the G20

A quick trip to London enabled me to enjoy the valuable discussion at a small gathering brought together at Chatham House.  The conference sponsored by Chatham House and the Australian Lowy Institute spent the good part of a day examining … Continue reading

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