Nov 03, 2014
G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors gather at the annual meeting in Sydney, February 22, 2014 (Jason Reed/ Courtesy Reuters).

What Will Define Success at the Brisbane G20 Summit?

It is important that the Brisbane G20 Summit on Nov. 15–16 is a success. In an increasingly integrated global economy, effective forums for economic cooperation are needed.

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors gather at the annual meeting in Sydney, February 22, 2014 (Jason Reed/ Courtesy Reuters).

It is important that the Brisbane G20 Summit on Nov. 15–16 is a success. In an increasingly integrated global economy, effective forums for economic cooperation are needed.

Jul 11, 2019
This expresses optimism regarding the U.S.-China trade truce struck at the G20 summit but condemns leaders for failing to make progress on WTO reform.
Sep 02, 2016

This article reflects on what role bodies such as the G20 can play in an environment of growing populism and nationalism. They argue that the value of the G20 is in the collective decisions its members can take and influence it has on other countries.

Sep 06, 2016

The author argues that while the Hangzhou G20 summit was a big show, it will not go down as a smooth one. It will cement the G20’s reputation as only a talk shop that is unable to address the challenges posed by the rising anti-globalization sentiment.

Jul 12, 2017

This commentary analyzes the policy consensus, if any, reached at the G20 summit. And examines whether the summit marked the end of U.S. global leadership, arguing that it is too early to conclude a shift in global leadership is underway.

Dec 03, 2018
Leaders pose for a family photo during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 30, 2018. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Global Perspectives: G20 Leaders' Summit

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five leading global think tanks sum up the outcomes of the G20 summit, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 30 to December 1. 

Leaders pose for a family photo during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 30, 2018. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of five leading global think tanks sum up the outcomes of the G20 summit, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 30 to December 1. 

Jun 30, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts as she receives guests at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 29, 2017. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)

Global Perspectives: G20 Leaders Summit

Editors note: This global perspectives roundup is a new feature of the Council of Councils initiative, gathering opinions from global experts on major international developments. In this edition, Council of Councils members offer their perspectives on the upcoming G20 leaders summit, which will be held in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7–8.  

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts as she receives guests at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 29, 2017. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)

Editors note: This global perspectives roundup is a new feature of the Council of Councils initiative, gathering opinions from global experts on major international developments. In this edition, Council of Councils members offer their perspectives on the upcoming G20 leaders summit, which will be held in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7–8.  

Nov 21, 2017
President Donald J. Trump, President Xi Jinping, Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Mauricio Macri, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. (JOHN MACDOUGALL REUTERS)

Taking on Technology in Argentina’s G20 Presidency

The Group of Twenty (G20), the premier organization for cooperation among the world’s most powerful countries—according to the size of their economies, population, and many other indicators—will hold its thirteenth summit in Argentina in 2018.

President Donald J. Trump, President Xi Jinping, Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Mauricio Macri, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. (JOHN MACDOUGALL REUTERS)

The Group of Twenty (G20), the premier organization for cooperation among the world’s most powerful countries—according to the size of their economies, population, and many other indicators—will hold its thirteenth summit in Argentina in 2018.

Feb 14, 2014
Participants at the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, September 2013 (Dimitar Dilkoff/Courtesy Reuters).

Global Summits to Watch in 2014

Global attention in 2014 will at times focus less on high politics than on high sport. All eyes will be on the Sochi Winter Olympics (February 7-23) and Brazil's World Cup (June 12-July 13).

But beyond watching triple Salchows and bouncing brazucas, the world has a lot on its plate. Here's a preview of the multilateral calendar for the coming year:

Participants at the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, September 2013 (Dimitar Dilkoff/Courtesy Reuters).

Global attention in 2014 will at times focus less on high politics than on high sport. All eyes will be on the Sochi Winter Olympics (February 7-23) and Brazil's World Cup (June 12-July 13).

But beyond watching triple Salchows and bouncing brazucas, the world has a lot on its plate. Here's a preview of the multilateral calendar for the coming year:

Jan 28, 2016
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a U.S.-China business roundtable in Seattle, Washington September 23, 2015. (POOL new/Reuters)

The G20’s Challenges and China’s Leadership Opportunities for the 2016 Summit

As the world’s premier forum for global economic governance, the Group of Twenty (G20) achieved widely acclaimed progress in containing the 2008 global financial crisis. However, as the G20 shifts its focus from crisis response to long-term economic governance, it also faces multifaceted challenges, and doubts over its effectiveness have grown. With all eyes on the G20 summit in Hangzhou this September, addressing these challenges and tapping into the G20’s potential has been high on China’s agenda.

Mounting Challenges for G20

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a U.S.-China business roundtable in Seattle, Washington September 23, 2015. (POOL new/Reuters)

As the world’s premier forum for global economic governance, the Group of Twenty (G20) achieved widely acclaimed progress in containing the 2008 global financial crisis. However, as the G20 shifts its focus from crisis response to long-term economic governance, it also faces multifaceted challenges, and doubts over its effectiveness have grown. With all eyes on the G20 summit in Hangzhou this September, addressing these challenges and tapping into the G20’s potential has been high on China’s agenda.

Mounting Challenges for G20