Category Archives: Global Governance for G20/G8

A Few Surprises – But Just a Few at Brisbane

G20 Brisbane

A few surprises are worth mentioning – and then there were a lot of non-surprises.  On the not a surprise side.  Well start with headlines from most of the international press.  Early headlines focused on the cool reception delivered to … Continue reading

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Struggling to Steer – The G20

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After serious progress at APEC among the leaders, what can we expect from this weekend’s G20 leaders meeting in Brisbane.  The continuing knock on the G20 as a “talkfest” continues.  Chris Giles of the FT, no fan of the G20, … Continue reading

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‘High Season’ for Global Summitry

APEC 2013

    So we are about to enter high season in the  global summitry calendar.   First up will  be the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation scheduled for Yanqi Lake just outside Beijing proper on November 11 and 12, 2014.  This is … Continue reading

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Geez Globalization is Dying Too!

Globalization

  Well it certainly has not been ‘the best of times’ – particularly not if you’ve been reading the international pundits.  And indeed there is a lot of tension, strife and conflict in the international system whether in the Middle … Continue reading

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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?

The System Worked Drezner

    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

6th BRICS Summit

    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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