Category Archives: Global Governance for G20/G8

It’s Broken Too! Another Look at Global Governance

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  Having just looked at the global economy, and more precisely, the efforts of the great powers, in significant measure through the G20 to avoid a new Great Depression, I thought it might be useful to turn my sights on … Continue reading

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It’s Broken Too! Or Is It?

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    So the assessment of what is broken, and what is not, at the global governance level continues among the experts. First a rare corrective to the gloom-and-doom assessments particularly from the international media. Dan Drezner recently released his … Continue reading

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It is Tough Exercising Global ‘Concert Diplomacy’ Leadership – Part I

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  Global Leadership  Today’s realities demand positive international cooperation. Shared global challenges require creative multilateral solutions. Annual world leader summits like the G-8 and G-20 are free from the traditional trappings of fixed institutions like the United Nations. These gatherings … Continue reading

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The BRICS Start a Second Cycle

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    Much anticipated, the second cycle of the BRICS Leaders meetings commenced in Fortaleza Brazil on July 15th.  And as expected the first really concrete contribution to international development got off the ground – the BRICS Bank called the … Continue reading

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Engaging in the Review of Global Summitry

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I’ve just had the good fortune to return from Oxford University where I spent several very pleasant days examining with experts and others the health and direction of global governance.  This almost annual Princeton University Workshop is a highly satisfactory … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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