G20

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Papers

Name Date published Author
Measuring the benefits of multilateralism to Asia: A G20 case study 06/04/2020 Adam Triggs, Alex Rouse
Asia and The G20 17/01/2013 Peter Drysdale, Sébastien Willis

EAF articles

  • Twenty years on: The Asian crisis and regional financial arrangements

    Author: David Nellor, Jakarta

    Proposals for an Asian Monetary Fund (AMF) dominated corridor conversations at the 1997 IMF–World Bank annual meetings in Hong Kong. The Asian financial crisis had erupted a few months earlier and was engulfing the region.

  • Security hot, economics cold at Trump–Moon summit

    Author: Darcie Draudt, John Hopkins University

    The most important task for the Trump–Moon summit last week was to foster a stable and favourable relationship between the two leaders. Recent history has shown that presidential mismatch between the two allies has sometimes led to rocky bilateral coordination.

  • Can diplomacy deliver a unified approach to North Korea?

    Author: Jeffrey Robertson, ANU

    During a recent sit-down with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in at the Oval Office, a larger than normal media contingent surged forward, knocked over some furniture and invited rebuke from President Donald Trump. The media expected the perfect storm — a reserved and determined South Korean leader who wants dialogue with North Korea meets an impulsive and egoistical US leader who wants to sanction and pressure North Korea. Instead, the media received a lesson on how well-trained and skilful diplomats can avoid the perfect storm.

  • The G20 toughs it out in Hamburg

    Author: Adam Triggs, ANU

    The emergency services weren’t the only ones putting out fires in Hamburg last weekend. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, was busy chairing the most divided G20 summit in the forum’s history. The G20’s long-standing pledge to refrain from protectionist measures was under attack.

  • Divided G7 an opportunity for Asia and the G20

    Author: Adam Triggs, ANU

    The G7 is falling apart. Russia has been isolated. The United Kingdom has isolated itself. Germany continues a tense relationship with much of Europe. The NATO alliance has been rocked and the future of the European Union remains uncertain.

  • Germany’s anti-Trump G20 agenda unveiled

    Author: Adam Triggs, ANU

    When outlining the agenda for Germany’s 2017 G20 presidency, Angela Merkel spoke of challenges ranging from pandemics to geopolitical conflict. She also had a blunt warning for the global wave of nationalism that produced Donald Trump, Brexit, Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders

  • China must broaden its priorities for a successful G20 summit

    Author: Adam Triggs, ANU

    In December 2015, China announced that its priorities for the upcoming G20 Hangzhou summit were to make the global economy more innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive. But China is struggling to deliver practical outcomes in these areas because many of them are challenging domestic issues that lack a global focus.

  • South Korea stuck between global ambitions and regional realities

    Author: Sarah Teo, University of Sydney and RSIS

    South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se once again defended the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system on the Korean peninsula in a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in late July.

  • Asia and the next financial crisis

    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

    Author: Adam Triggs, ANU

    The IMF gave G20 leaders some bad news in Turkey: they are not doing enough to lift growth. The G20 has not implemented enough of their previous commitments and their goal of increasing G20 GDP by US$2 trillion by 2018 is falling short by about US$4 trillion.

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