EAF articles

  • 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.

  • Russian roulette at the G20 

    Date: 5th October 2014

    Author: Bruce Jones, Brookings

  • Is the G20 the right place to resolve the Ukraine crisis?

    Date: 2nd October 2014

    Author: W. Pal Sidhu, Brookings

  • Does a global growth target make sense for the G20?

    Date: 2nd September 2014

    Author: David Vines, University of Oxford

    The global recovery is strengthening but remains weak. A global growth target, pursued by the G20, could significantly strengthen this recovery process. But such a macroeconomic target needs to be supported by microeconomic reforms.

  • Cacophonous beginnings to a new Asian epoch

    Date: 25th August 2014

    Author: Jean-Pierre Lehmann, IMD

  • Financial stability in need of a narrative

    Date: 4th August 2014

    Author: Colin Bradford, Brookings Institution

    The global financial crisis of 2008 revealed failures and fissures in national and global financial systems. A big and as yet untold—even unfinished—story is what actions the major economies have taken, both at the national and international level, to address weaknesses in overseeing, supervising and regulating financial institutions and markets.