• Ambassador Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization discusses where the WTO should go next.

  • The G20 at Five public forum will bring together experts from around the world to examine the history and trajectory of G20 summits over the last five years.

  • At the end of 2013, Australia will take up the chair of the G20. This comes at a time when the G20 is criticised for lacking direction, after leading the successful coordination of fiscal policy at the height of the global financial crisis.

  • The Australia-China Dialogue on the G20 and Regional Initiatives was organised to bring together Chinese and Australian academics and civil servants to exchange ideas on the organisation and operation of the G20 and on the G20’s agenda.


Name Author Date published Organisation
Asia and The G20 Peter Drysdale, Sébastien Willis 17/01/2013 East Asia Bureau of Economic Research

EAF articles

  • Germany’s anti-Trump G20 agenda unveiled

    Date: 10th January 2017

    Author: Adam Triggs, ANU

  • China must broaden its priorities for a successful G20 summit

    Date: 23rd August 2016

    Author: Adam Triggs, ANU

  • South Korea stuck between global ambitions and regional realities

    Date: 9th August 2016

    Author: Sarah Teo, University of Sydney and RSIS

  • Asia and the next financial crisis

    Date: 22nd February 2016

    Author: Editors, East Asia Forum
    The Asian financial crisis of 1997–98 was a huge turning point in Asia. Asia’s confidence in the IMF and the US leadership to help through global institutions in a time of crisis was seriously shaken. The disillusionment was deepest in Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok and Jakarta — Beijing was then an innocent defender of the status quo.

  • G20 leaders falling US$4 trillion short of growth target

    Date: 17th November 2015

    Author: Adam Triggs, ANU

  • Evaluating Turkey’s G20 leadership

    Date: 10th November 2015

    Author: David Vines, University of Oxford
    Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said that the G20 Summit in Antalya on Sunday 15 November should be judged on the basis of three words: inclusiveness, implementation and investment.

  • The G20 is not ready for the next crisis

    Date: 8th November 2015

    Author: Adam Triggs, ANU
    One-third of the IMF’s funding will evaporate over the next two years as bilateral loans negotiated in 2012 start to expire. This is a major problem. In a global economy fraught within downside risks, the global financial safety net — essentially the resources provided by the IMF and other institutions reserved for fighting crises and preventing contagion — is too small, too unresponsive and too fragmented.

  • What to expect from the G20’s Antalya Summit

    Date: 7th November 2015

    Author: John Kirton, University of Toronto

  • Can trade agreements stop currency manipulation?

    Date: 23rd April 2015

    Author: Kemal Derviş, Brookings Institution
    It is impossible to deny that trade and exchange rates are closely linked. But does that mean that international trade agreements should include provisions governing national policies that affect currency values?

  • Modi’s new diplomatic instruments for a new India

    Date: 8th December 2014

    Authors: Purnendra Jain, University of Adelaide and Tridivesh Singh Maini, O.P. Jindal Global University
    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking new ways to enhance India’s global diplomacy. Modi is pursuing two paths largely overlooked by analysts of India’s foreign policy: to connect with the Indian diaspora and to encourage links with subnational governments at state and city levels.


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